shannycakers Posted 24 May 2012 , 2:28pm
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Hello, I have several cakes coming up next month and I need to put stars and number toppers etc on my cakes. I usually use chocolate as glue but last cake i did, the figure become unglued in transit from the sun light hitting it or heat I assume. What should I use in summer time for adding number toppers and stars and flowers and figures to my cake in stead of chocolate? Royal icing? someone said that melts in heat too. I dont want my numbers to come off the sticks, please help.

What is best, royal icing, chocolate or ? in summer months

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shawnteel Posted 24 May 2012 , 2:39pm
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I use either water, gum glue (mix of water and gum paste) or clear piping gel. I would definitely stay away from chocolate as glue in the summer months.

shannycakers Posted 24 May 2012 , 4:20pm
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thank you for responding, what do you think about royal icing?? does that work, i have never used it in summer?

shawnteel Posted 24 May 2012 , 11:15pm
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I guess it is going to depend what you are gluing...If you are gluing accents to the side of your cake I wouldn't use royal because it takes so long to dry.

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 25 May 2012 , 12:00am
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Maybe try some tylose glue. I've never used it in the summer because I just found out about it myself but I've heard it'll glue anything.

shannycakers Posted 25 May 2012 , 12:43pm
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I am gluing a huge # 3 to a popsicle stick or skewer and jamming it down the top of a cake, and apples on wires? Any ideas for that means? wood onto fondant etc..

Muffieanne Posted 25 May 2012 , 3:55pm
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I will be attempting to put a fondant ribbon around an un-iced giant cupcake. Any suggestions of what I can use to make it adhere??? Will regular buttercream on back of
ribbon make it stick? What about piping gel? Seems to me the piping gel won't work but
I think I saw, somewhere, this was a suggestion to another person's project. Suggestions????[/b]

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