Attaching Fondant Ropes Help!

Decorating By kseevers Updated 18 Sep 2011 , 6:01am by monet1895

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kseevers Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 4:31am
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I need help. I'm not sure how I should go about attaching the fondant rope to the side of the tiers. I have made many cakes with different decor that I can attach fairly easy, but not ropes like these. Help!



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JanH Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 4:35am
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The image didn't attach. (If you're trying to use the "attachment to post" feature on CC it isn't currently functional).

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sillywabbitz Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:02am
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Are you attaching it to a fondant covered cake or a buttercream covered cake? If it's fondant to fondant water would work but I am paranoid and would probably use melted chocolate.

Fondant ropes on buttercream I'm unsure of because the weight might be an issue. Normally I use buttercream or piping gel to attach fondant decision to BC cake.

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kseevers Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:05am
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It will be fondant attached to fondant. I have always used water in the past with other decor, but nothing like ropes.

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monet1895 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 6:01am
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I like to use gum glue. Piping gel would work too.

The main trick I would suggest is to use straight pins that you have sterilized and stick them into the cake at various points before you put the rope on the cake. Stick the pins in your cake at a bit of an upward angle, and that way the tiny pin holes will be covered by your rope. The pins will help support the weight of the rope while your adhesive dries. I did this for a pillow cake and it worked great!

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