How Would You Attach Gum Paste Buttons On Buttercream?

Decorating By Shortcake95 Updated 29 Jun 2011 , 6:55pm by PrivateNameHere

Shortcake95 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:30pm
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I have a request for a three tiered buttercream cake covered in gum paste buttons. Should I run the other direction or can they be attached with out being too heavy or falling off? Wire maybe? icon_confused.gif

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jawalk Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:38pm
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You can use a little dab of buttercream on the back of each button as you attach. This works great.

tiggy2 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:38pm
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Melted chocolate works well too

tcturtleshell Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 6:01am
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Tylose glue (1/4 t. tylose powder & 2 T. warm water. Mix together in a small glass bowl & put in frig for about 20 min. Stir & it should be ready)... OR Gumpaste glue (break up pieces of gumpaste & add them to a little warm water. Let dissolve. Stir. Ready to use) Works better than water, chcolate, or buttercream. Sticks immediately! I use tylose glue. I make it up in those small sample jelly jars. Also Walmart sells smalls sample sizes of mustard. I also use that to store my glue in. Oh, put in the frig after using.

PrivateNameHere Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 6:55pm
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I made a cake with buttons not too long ago. My buttons were fondant (and dried well), but there's really no difference. I just put a smidge of BC on the back of each button before placing. They stayed well.

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