Castle Cake Towers - Getting Fondant To Stick

Decorating By Vicki77 Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 3:36pm by Peridot

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Vicki77 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:10am
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I'm making my first castle cake, and was planning on making the towers by wrapping paper towel rolls in fondant. I have read that many people make the towers this way. My question is what you use to get the fondant to stick to the paper towel rolls. Do you put buttercream on them?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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rharris524 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:14am
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I've never done it before but I'd use a very thin layer of buttercream on them to help 'glue' the fondant on

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islandgirl72 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:24am
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I made the towers on the castle cake in my photos that way. The butter cream needs to be quite thin (did my first tower with it too thick and the fondant would not smooth out right).

Good luck! I am a newbie, but I would be happy to answer any other questions if I can be of any help.

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jardot22 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 12:54pm
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What I did that worked really well was rubbed shortening all over the paper towel roll and then applied the fondant - it worked beautifully. I've seen them do this at Pink Cake Box on their styrofoam turrets. That's where I got the idea. Good luck!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:05pm
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I roll each tube with saran wraps really tightly.Then I roll out the fondant and lightly wet it so it will stick.

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cathie_shinnick Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 3:32pm
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i paint mine with a glue made from ps and water. i make it the consistancy of syrup and then paint it lightly. I use this to apply all of my fondant to fondant pieces. I also paint my buttercream after it has crusted to have the fondant stick. USE SPARINGLY though, you dont need much

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Peridot Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 3:36pm
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I have often wondered that myself - some excellent ideas.

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