How Would You...?

Decorating By cab333 Updated 6 May 2011 , 2:26am by Periperi

cab333 Posted 5 May 2011 , 5:05pm
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Hi Everyone,

Firstly, I am going to attempt for the first time to attach an image to my post - fingers crossed that it works icon_biggrin.gif

My partner and I completed a cake yesterday, with a "New York" theme. Surrounding the cake was a cityscape - buildings, some slightly taller than the cake. The buildings were made of 100% gumpaste. My question to all you experienced cakers out there is, how would you have attached the buildings to the cake?

We used royal icing to attach them, but then to our disappointment the client called complaining later that the buildings had come "unglued" from the cake. I have used royal in the past, and it usually works like super glue!

I just wonder what you would have done differently, so that I can chalk this up to a learning experience! icon_smile.gif



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cab333 Posted 5 May 2011 , 5:06pm
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Yay! The pic worked....sorry its so big, but its there!

malene541 Posted 5 May 2011 , 5:28pm
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I would have just used water. It gets sticky really fast then makes it almost impossible to get off.
Great cake by the way!!! icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 5 May 2011 , 8:18pm
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Melted chocolate works like a charm

cab333 Posted 5 May 2011 , 8:26pm
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Its funny that you say that, because I used melted chocolate on a cake a couple of weeks ago...and I was super impressed with how well it adheared. BUT on the drive to the cakes destination, the car was not overly warm, but slightly warm - and the chocolate became soft enough to have my deco's actually come off!

Another learning experience...LOL!

VanillaCoke Posted 6 May 2011 , 1:09am
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water. Easy, and it works!

VaBelle Posted 6 May 2011 , 1:18am
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I usually use buttercream and have never had a problem.

genevieveyum Posted 6 May 2011 , 1:51am
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A little bit of shortening can work wonders as a glue.

tiggy2 Posted 6 May 2011 , 2:06am
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Heat will melt any of the above.

fabray13 Posted 6 May 2011 , 2:08am
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Periperi Posted 6 May 2011 , 2:26am
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I use edible glue (gumpaste disolved in water..fairly thick consistancy). It works wonders.

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