Attaching Fondant Decorations In High Humidity?

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ms_ambrosia Posted 24 May 2012 , 1:42am
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Hi. I apologize if this question has already been answered somewhere on the forum, but I searched and didn't come up with an answer.

I have a wedding cake on Saturday and I'm kind of stressing out about the heat/humidity. The temperature is supposed to be 90 degrees here and humid, but the wedding/reception thankfully aren't until the evening. The reception is being held in an airplane hanger, which does not have air conditioning. I'm planning to set the cake up at the last possible minute, though the bride has said that the temperature in the hanger is always much cooler than outside. Still, I don't want to take any chances.

I'm planning to use a high humidity buttercream under my fondant, but I'm worried about attaching the decorations to the cake. The tiers will have ruffles and rosettes. Normally, I would attach these with a little water, but I'm concerned about the humidity? Is there something else that would work better? I read that royal icing melts in humid conditions. Should I use a little of the buttercream? Or piping gel?

Thanks so much!

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dec3 Posted 25 May 2012 , 2:03am
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I live in a part of the US that almost always has high humitiy.
When I put on the fondant accents I tend to use more buttercream than water. I will use water for some of the lighter accents like a small flat flower, but not for the heavier stuff. Just be careful how much buttercream you use, and it should be fine.
Hope this helps!!

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ms_ambrosia Posted 25 May 2012 , 7:18pm
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Thank you!

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cakecraving Posted 25 May 2012 , 7:33pm
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I use gumpaste glue. It works great

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