Attaching Dragees To Buttercream

Decorating By Vanessa7 Updated 23 Jul 2015 , 3:34pm by rsquared02

Vanessa7 Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 12:50am
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 I have an order for a wedding cake trimmed in dragees like pictured below.  The cake will be covered with a crusting buttercream.  I am struggling to figure out the best way to attach them.  I think piping gel would mess up the buttercream - wouldn't it?  Would spraying the cake lightly with a mist of water and then adding the dragees work?  Suggestions??  Thank you!

 

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5 replies
johnson6ofus Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 12:54am
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I use 1/2 piping gel, 1/2 corn syrup. Lightly brush on. Run dragees through a large opening funnel to direct to the places you want them (helps get them into the small edges). .

sweets2thesweet Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 1:34am
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I love the idea of running the dragees through a funnel!  Great tip! :)

johnson6ofus Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 1:40am
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ty...:)  a hard lesson to learn when chasing dragees around the counters.

Vanessa7 Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 12:20pm
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Hadn't thought about thinning the piping gel out with corn syrup.  Cold cake, gel mixture, and funnel should make this an easy do now.  Thank you johnson6ofus!  


rsquared02 Posted 23 Jul 2015 , 3:34pm
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The funnel idea is genius!  Love it!

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