Fondant Swags

Decorating By yellowdog Updated 24 Aug 2015 , 12:49pm by yellowdog

yellowdog Posted 22 Aug 2015 , 8:06pm
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I'm sure this has been discussed before; however, I could find it.  What is the best way to adhere fondant swags to a buttercream iced cake?  I usually work in fondant but client wants buttercream.

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 23 Aug 2015 , 2:36am
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Just slightly dampen your finger and run it across the back...not too much water...and you don't even have to wet the whole area...just a bit will do.  Vegetable shortening will also work.  Some people use piping gel, but I prefer plain old water.  I do this all the time....I do not cover cakes in fondant, only buttercream, but use a lot of fondant for accents.

Jinkies Posted 23 Aug 2015 , 1:47pm
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@Jeff_Arnett  Just curious-do you use a crusting buttercream or smbc?  Wondering if it works the same for both. Thanks :)

Jeff_Arnett Posted 23 Aug 2015 , 2:18pm
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I use an American style...but it doesn't really has nearly a pound of butter plus shortening per 2 pounds of sugar.

A bit of shortening should work fine on SMBC.

Jinkies Posted 23 Aug 2015 , 3:33pm
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@Jeff_Arnett  Thank you!

yellowdog Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 12:49pm
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Thank you for your replies.  That was very helpful.

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