The last cake I made using a diamond quilted pattern I added silver dragees in the intersections using piping gel (actually those little Scribblers that you can buy which I assumed was piping gel or royal icing) and the dragees kept popping off everytime the cake was moved. Any other suggestions? I have another similar cake to do for sunday.
Thanks for your input!
I don't know what the icing scribblers are actually made of, but I always use either piping gel or royal icing. I may lose one or two, but never more than that.
Make a SMALL INDENT at each intersection - with the rounded end of a FINE modeling tool, or brush. Pipe a dot of royal icing into this space. Using a food safe tweezers - pick up each dragee and position in place. Good luck!
Hope this helps!
I do this... I poke a little indent, where I will place the dragee, then I use gumglue to attach... And using the tweezers is a HUGE help... they even make some that have a rubberized tip so you can grip the little dragees!
Thanks HappyCake10609 for the info on the rubberized tip tweezers - Just did a Google search for Pearl/Dragee Tweezers, which are available on-line at www.kitchenkrafts.com These tweezers have a tiny cupped rubber tip perfect for picking up sugar pearls or dragees - makes placing tiny decorations much easier than using your fingers!!!
Thank you all so much for your advice and support - making the cake today so fingers crossed that those little dragees will stay put!