Fondant Swags On Buttercream Iced Cake???...

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 19 Feb 2011 , 2:28pm by DianeLM

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Mikel79 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 11:14pm
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Hi Cakers!

I am thinking out loud here. =)

I have a cake I am in the "planning" stages. It will be a "tiered" cake. 10"round bottom and a 6" round top. I want the bottom tier to have fondant swags going around it.

Will these stick and STAY on a BC iced cake? I am thinking that I will attach them with melted chocolate, but
I am worried that the swags will be to heavy to be attached to the sides of a BC iced cake rather than a fondant covered cake....

Have any of you Cakers done this before????
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures to share???
Tips, suggestions are welcomed....


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Mikel79 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:25am
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Elaine2581 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:29am
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I don't know how to attach a picture here, but I have one posted in my photos under my user name. It is a tiered cake in pink with brown scrollwork and fondant swags and bows. I attached them with melted chocolate and they stayed on without any problems. I did allow the buttercream to crust well and I held the swag or bow in place for a full minute before letting go. I allowed the swags to set before attaching the bows. Hope that helps. Let me know if I didn't explain well enough.

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indydebi Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:31am
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THe bottom 2 tiers are BC. I attached it with a bit of water. Spritzed the BC with water then applied the fondant. Drove this cake about 30 mins away ... held up fine! thumbs_up.gif

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Mikel79 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:43am
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elaine and indydebi....

Thank you so much for the visuals. Glad to see that BC was used on the cakes and not fondant! I think I am going to give it a try!!!


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pburgess68 Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 5:45am
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can you use this method to attach fondant or gumpaste flowers, too? I'm totally new to this (bread baker!) art and I feel lost!

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DianeLM Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 2:28pm
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I use gum glue to attach the swags. You can insert some straight pins in the corners to hold while the glue dries. Be sure to use pins with the big colorful balls at the end so you don't miss any!

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