Best Way To Attach Decorations To Fondant

Decorating By AmandaKate Updated 5 Oct 2009 , 2:54am by Texas_Rose

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AmandaKate Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:29am
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Hi all icon_lol.gif

I was just wondering what everyones preferred method is for attaching fondant decorations and/or hard material decorations (ribbon, pearls, etc) to a fondant cake???

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phoufer Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:44am
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I think most favour using royal icing. I use it most of the time but I have added a little water to some fondant and used it, it works really well too.

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Classycakes Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:51am
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For light decorations (dragees, small flowers like daisies) I coat the back with vanilla and attach to cake.

For heavier decorations (flowers like calla lilies, roses or heavy drapes) that need to be attached, I melt a small bowl of fondant in the microwave and brush it on the back and then attach to cake.

When I use satin ribbon, I just glue the ends of the ribbon together. I don't coat the whole ribbon just the very ends and pull it as tight as I can around the cake.

I've tried practically every combination there is, but these methods work best for me.

Good luck!

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Texas_Rose Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:54am
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I usually use tylose mixed with water.

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