Fondant Swags

Decorating By Hammonds Updated 3 Oct 2010 , 9:02pm by DianeLM

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Hammonds Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 6:15pm
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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!

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DeezTreatz Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 7:37pm
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Hey! What are swags? Would love to help... but I don't know what you mean icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 8:01pm
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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

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DianeLM Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 9:02pm
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On the cake below I made the swags with this mold 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.

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