Attaching Nonpariels To Fondant & Chocolate

Decorating By SecretAgentCakeBaker Updated 1 Nov 2009 , 11:13pm by mommyle

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 8:56pm
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Sorry, I have another nonpariels question.

How can the nonpariels be attached to:

-fondant/gumpaste (I need to us it as a trim for a fondant wedding dress cake topper. I was thinking royal icing, but will it stick to the fondant?)

-chocolate (I need to make swirl designs on a cake truffle, but not covering the entire truffle with the nonpariels. My husband says to pipe the melted chocolate on, but I don't know how to keep if from running down to the bottom of the truffle.)

icon_smile.gif Thank you so much for your help!! icon_smile.gif

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Deb_ Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 9:41pm
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I use light corn syrup and a fine paint brush to attach nonpariels as a trim.

To pipe chocolate on a cake truffle, just chill the truffle briefly first then pipe the swirl on, it will harden quickly on the chilled truffle.

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MBoyd Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:04pm
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Piping gel works great too.

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Loucinda Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:18pm
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I used thinned piping gel - I used it on buttercream, so I know it would work on fondant. The non pareils are on the tops of the layers, the other ones are fondant pearls.

Here is the pic of the cake I used it on:

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JenniferMI Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 10:45pm
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Ditto on the piping gel.

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mommyle Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 11:13pm
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I like to lick them and then stick them on. icon_biggrin.gif

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