I am making my first cake with a quilting pattern and sugar pearls. What is the best way to attach the pearls? Should I make an impression with the pearl first and then attach with a small amount of Royal Icing? Any help with this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Yes, if the rearls are easy to hold, that's exactly what you should do. If the pearls are hard to hold while making the impression you can use a ball tool of similar size. An alternative to the royal icing would be some sort of edible glue (gumpaste, meringue powder, etc) although the royal will work very well.
You can use a sugar glue to attach the pearls, like tylose mixed with water. Works great!
Piping gel works great...Do 2 to 3 pearl cakes a week and I always use piping gel
Thanks for the great ideas. Do you brush on the piping gel or use a tip?
i have done okay with a small brush and a dab of vodka on the pearl, then putting it on with a pair of tweezers.
Thats a .... PIPING GEL ... from me too
piping gel with small tip Dont use too much less is stickier
I did one once and didn't use any glue just put them in. It looked really good but there is no reason not to glue just to be safe. I think I just got lucky lol! The tylose and water caught my attention. That makes glue? Does it work for most anything?
I need to attaché numerous sugar pearls to a fondant cake creating a band around the whole cake. I normally use royal icing but that is when I am putting pearls on a quilting pattern. any suggestions. I should mention I then have a two hour drive for delivery.