Will Fondant Swags Hold....

Decorating By Jessica1817 Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 3:25pm by RetiredNavyChief

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Jessica1817 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:03am
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on a buttercream cake? My brides wants them on buttercream, and since I haven't done them before am hesitant. Will this hold, or too risky?

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cakeheart Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:25am
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stick long kabobs where you want the swags to meet at the top of the tier and drape over...???? Just what I would do, i am sure there is a proffessional way to go about doing it though. icon_smile.gif

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bakingatthebeach Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:30pm
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I have a cake on my pics with swags on buttercream. You have to make sure your buttercream is stiff consistency. I mixed my swags with gumpaste/fondant 50/50 because I heard that makes them less heavy. When I put them on the cake, I used toothpicks to hold them in place, about three. I made sure the top end was sitting on the top of the cake not the side.

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RetiredNavyChief Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:25pm
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i have the same issue coming up with a cake. BC and fondant swags. I was advised to go pretty thin and have them anchored on top verses the side. I am using sugar silk from global sugar art, it swags great and can be rolled very thin not as heavy as fondant/gumpaste.

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