Firstly, I am going to attempt for the first time to attach an image to my post - fingers crossed that it works
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!
Yay! The pic worked....sorry its so big, but its there!
I would have just used water. It gets sticky really fast then makes it almost impossible to get off.
Great cake by the way!!!
Melted chocolate works like a charm
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!
water. Easy, and it works!
I usually use buttercream and have never had a problem.
A little bit of shortening can work wonders as a glue.
Heat will melt any of the above.
I use edible glue (gumpaste disolved in water..fairly thick consistancy). It works wonders.