I am making a cake this week that has a fondant tree going up the side of a three tier cake. So I am trying to find out the best method for attaching fondant to fondant. I have had fondant decorations fall off in the past and I don't want that to happen on this one! ; ) Thanks so much!!
AFirst choice is royal icing, second would be piping gel use sparingly.
Royal icing will work. So will the piping gel. But when I am in doubt of a large piece of fondant on fondant or a large gum paste flower on the side of a cake with fondant, I use melted candy melts. It always works for me. I would suppose that there could be some problem is it is outside in the heat, but, otherwise, it is a miracle worker.
What method have you used before - to attache fondant decorations to fondant?
I have found vodka or edible glue a great adhesive - used sparingly, for attaching lighter fondants accents to fondant i.e ruffles, strips or frills and any light weight elements - and yes I would agree with eats, royal icing is a good choice, especially for heavier pieces - as in large flowers such as Roses or Lillie's etc, Hope this helps!
Good luck and Happy Baking!
Thank you so much for the help! In the past I haven't used anything but water but I have never done anything super heavy on a wedding cake like this. I will try your suggestions! Thanks again for the help! :)