How do you all attach modeling chocolate or candy clay to your buttercream cake or fondant.
I am making a gift box lid and want the bottom to be buttercream and the lid to be candy clay. How do you attach it to the buttercream?
If you can't, how do you attach it to fondant?
Please help! I need to finish this cake tomorrow, thanks in advance.
Edee, if I understand you correctly, your cake is iced in BC and you want to lay a lid made in candy clay (Jennifer Dontz's recipe?) on top? If so, just place your fondant or candy clay on the BC. Should adhere just fine. (If your BC has crusted, you can just add a "tad" of water to the back of your box top to make sure it sticks.) Right, guys?
You can also use a small amount of melted chocolate
The recipe I used was candy melts and corn syrup.
What I'm worried about is the sides of the box lid. I have the box lid in 5 pieces. 1 large piece to cover the whole top, then 4 side pieces I need to attach to the top piece or sides of the cake. I'm afraid the side pieces will be too heavy and fall down taking icing with them.
Also, I heard that water just beads up on the candy clay so I didn't know if it would attach and stick.
Will the melted chocolate stick to buttercream?
Yes it will
that is good to know! Thanks.
Do you think the sides will be too heavy for the icing to hold up?
No - I think they will be just fine - especially if they are touching the top piece.
okay, I'm scared to try to put it together, if this doesn't work, I will have to go back to gumpaste.
So do you just cut into the modeling chocolate with the cake regular like you do with fondant?
Edee, I think I originally misunderstood you. Since you have your cake iced in BC, you're going to need to make sure that the box sides are securely attached to the top of the box lid -- using melted chocolate w/work. You might want to prop up the sides (as you adhere each piece to the top of the lid), in order to make sure that they are totally secure before you let gravity take its course. And, too, it depends on how thick your box top is -- and how that thickness, along with each piece's overall size, affects its weight -- all of which may affect each piece's pull on its side of the cake. HTH
okay thanks for the advice. I'm going to try today. Wish me luck.
Got my fingers crossed. Good Luck!
Okay so call me chicken! I ended up covering the cake with fondant first then attached the candy clay with melted chocolate. I really appreciate all of your alls help! Someday I will be brave and try it with buttercream.