Mmf Accent Pieces Sliding Down Bc

Decorating By mommyb Updated 16 May 2013 , 6:42pm by ecb8r2

mommyb Posted 14 May 2013 , 6:38pm
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I made this cake...

 

It's covered in BC and the decorations are MMF. They  started sliding down the side and I think the only reason they didn't keep going was because the piping on the bottom stopped them. They are a little on the thick side. Could that be why--too heavy? Should I have used something to attach them (I just stuck them on)?

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ecb8r2 Posted 15 May 2013 , 6:42pm
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Any time I attach MF things to buttercream I make sure that I roll the fondant as thin as possible and make the buttercream thicker then I normally would.  It's a little harder to get the buttercream super smooth, but making it 'stiffer' keeps the fondant pieces from sliding.

Cute cake by the way thumbs_up.gif

mommyb Posted 15 May 2013 , 7:04pm
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Thanks! Is it better for the cake to be chilled or room temperature when applying the pieces?

KarenK55 Posted 15 May 2013 , 7:08pm
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I agree with mommyb.  The colder the cake the better off you are when placing candy pieces on the cakeicon_smile.gif

ecb8r2 Posted 16 May 2013 , 6:42pm
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Thanks! Is it better for the cake to be chilled or room temperature when applying the pieces?

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