bethanyalexandrarose Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 11:23pm
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I'm looking to make at cake that has an a large area of it covered in fondant pearls but for the life of me I can't see how I could properly secure the pearls on the side! I'm having nightmares of them skittering all over the floor at the slightest nudge. Any ideas?

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sunshine1788 Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 11:30pm
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Typically I will simply attach using small dabs of thinned royal icing. It works great for me. An alternative would be to make a glue out of tylose & water and use that to attach them.

KoryAK Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 12:51am
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Yep, royal is the best but piping gel works too. I apply it in 3" or so patches and apply the pearls with my whole hand. Do NOT try to apply them one by one! icon_smile.gif

bethanyalexandrarose Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 1:39am
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Thanks so much! I'll give the piping gel a go.

commisslike Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:50am
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water and use that to attach them.Image

KoryAK Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 5:30pm
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I have found that they roll around more with the piping gel and stick right away with the royal icing

bethanyalexandrarose Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 9:36pm
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Oh really? Is it the same with mix royal icing as scratch royal?

shanter Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 9:56pm
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Dabs of melted white chocolate/candy melts works too.

KoryAK Posted 22 Aug 2012 , 2:29am
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I haven't used mix royal so I can't say.

chuchengchunk Posted 22 Aug 2012 , 8:00am

Is it the same with mix royal icing as scratch royal?Image

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