What Should I Use To Attach Cigarellos/cigarillos To A Cake?

Decorating By Giggggles Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 4:39pm by tiggy2

Giggggles Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:20pm
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Hi all,

I hope you are well.

I am VERY new to cake decorating (but loving every minute...errrr hour of it), so please excuse my question if it has a very obvious answer!

How do I attach cigarellos/cigarillos to my cakes?

Can I use buttercream or should you use edible glue????

many thanks
gigggles xx

5 replies
SarahBeth3 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:45pm
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I would use royal icing. Edible glue would work too.

LisaPeps Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:58pm
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I'd use ganache or buttercream. I wouldn't use royal icing as it dries very hard and doesn't taste very nice.

HG0265 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:14pm
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Giggggles, I'm glad you asked this question and I hope you dont mind if I "jump" in here and ask another. Does the cake (buttercream) need to set first or can you attach the cigarellos soon after putting on the buttercream. Also, does anyone cut the cigarellos to size. My cakes are always 3" in height & the 4" cigarellos look too long.

LisaPeps Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:27pm
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You need something for the cigarellos to adhere to so I would say attach them whilst the buttercream is still "wet".

You could cut them with a really hot knife. You would risk some breakage that way though.

tiggy2 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:39pm
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Melted chocolate works well.

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