Attaching Hard Candy To Fondant ???

Decorating By sixinarow Updated 31 Jul 2013 , 5:36pm by milkmaid42

sixinarow Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm
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I made a "Saturn ring" out of melted jolly ranchers that is going to go on top of a ball cake. Gravity and the fatter part of the ball cake should keep it in place, but I would like to attach it somehow to keep it from shifting.


The ring is transparent, so I would like to attach it with something that won't show too much, so I think royal and chocolate are out.


Thanks for any ideas!

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sixinarow Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 4:41am
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Bump for all you night owls. :)

morganchampagne Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 5:53am
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AWhat about edible glue? Some tylose dissolved in water...Would that work?

milkmaid42 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 12:38pm
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I'm going to be facing a similar situation soon. I use tylose and water frequently in my fondant and gumpaste work but frankly, don't think that would really work for your clear sugar. Can you perhaps tint some royal or even  chocolate to match the base that you will be applying to? Maybe attach in a discrete, very regular pattern to look purposeful? This is just a suggestion as I've been toying with the problem myself.

I look forward to any other suggestions. 

Good luck...



sixinarow Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 4:17pm
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Ok, I tried tylose and water on a test piece, it didn't stick to the candy. icon_sad.gif  I'm trying to think of anything else that I could use that would be clear to get around having to use RI. I'm wondering if I cooked sugar to the soft crack stage (so it would still be a little flexible) and cool it, if I could use it as glue. I know it would stick to the candy, but I don't know if it will melt the fondant... ideas??

milkmaid42 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 4:36pm
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I suppose you could always try piping gel, but I can't really imagine it would have the strength needed for your project. You might give it a try, however. Now I am out of ideas.



milkmaid42 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 4:39pm
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I wish I knew how to edit a post on this new format. I meant to add that I can't imagine hot, or even quite warm, sugar not affecting the fondant. Maybe someone else can give you first hand experience.




Ooops, just found the edit button. icon_redface.gif

sixinarow Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 6:29pm
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Haha, thank you for your suggestions! I may just chance it. It's for a groom's cake tomorrow, so I can wait until we get to the reception to put it on. It SHOULD hold...I just tend to be on the overkill side of attaching things!

milkmaid42 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 6:36pm
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Of course you know what my reply will be.....Don't forget to post a picture. :)


Attach just at the last minute!   lol


sixinarow Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 8:40pm
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It stayed on just fine! Here's a pic of the finished product. Good luck with your upcoming cake milkmaid!! icon_wink.gif



milkmaid42 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 5:36pm
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Hey, it turned out beautiful! After all that worry. I can see why you were concerned, though. Such a fun cake, it makes me smile. I'm sure it was a hit.

I've got to get started on my project not. I'm somewhat concerned. It will be a sculpted car cake and I've got to make a lot on candy to go on it. Oh well, I'm always trying something new and hoping it will be successful.



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