Question About Fondant Sticking To Wood Support Structure

Decorating By msulli10 Updated 19 Feb 2011 , 2:34am by msulli10

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msulli10 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 6:13pm
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I am going to be making a Black Hawk helicopter and will be building a wooden support base for it. Once I put the cake on it and carve it, I will be covering it in ganache and then fondant.
Will the fondant stick to the wood (which will be the underside of the helicopter)?

I appreciate any tips if any of you have made a helicopter before.

Thanks

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msulli10 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 7:03pm
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Anyone??

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sweetnessx3 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 7:26pm
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I had a hard time getting fondant to stick to my dog base . I finally made the bottom of my base sticky with just a little karo .... sorry not much help!

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mayo2222 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 7:27pm
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Haven't made a helicopter, but have been able to attach fondant to wood. I believe I used a tylose/water mixture to help adhere, but think just using water would have worked as well. Just so there is some moisture.

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msulli10 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 8:42pm
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Thanks.

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malene541 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 8:57pm
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I've recently done a Rapunzel castle cake and my top wooden board was covered with fondant. I just took a paint brush and got the underside of the board nice and wet and the fondant stuck like a dream!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1945653
this is the link to see what I mean. Hope it helps!

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msulli10 Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 2:34am
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Malene- your cake is fabulous. How did you get the rice krispy treats to stick to the PVC? Just squish them around it?

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