Can someone share the best way to attach fondant swags to a cake that is iced in buttercream? The swags will go all the way around the top side of the cake. Should I use GP for them to be lighter? Should I attach them while they are still soft or let them dry first? My guess is soft. Any advice is appreciated!
Hey! What are swags? Would love to help... but I don't know what you mean
Hi, roll your fondant/gp mix thin. Have your cake marked as to where the swags go. Then attach your swags.The buttercream icing will be your glue. Again, these swags cannot be thick and heavy. Shouldn,t be even on fondant cakes. Don,t use straight g/p. Mix 70% fondant and 30% g/p. hth
On the cake below I made the swags with this mold http://www.pastrysampler.com/Products/Product_Detail/Molds/Swag_Bow_Molds.htm and attached them to the buttercream with gum glue. I inserted a pin (with a very large colorful ball on the end!) on each side of the swag while they dried, but I don't think I really needed to. The swags weren't especially light either.