Putting Fondant Over Candy Melts?

Decorating By niniel1 Updated 29 Sep 2012 , 1:56am by cheatize

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niniel1 Posted 27 Sep 2012 , 2:01pm
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I'm making a Tangled tower out of RKT. I plan to cover it with candy melts to get a smooth texture, and then put fondant over the top. Is there anything I need to do to get the fondant to stick to the candy melts? Should I just use some more candy melts or maybe some piping gel? or would some water suffice?

I'd really appreciate any tips. Thanks.

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Marianna46 Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 11:18am
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I'm not sure water would work, because of the fat content of the candy melts (although I use water over ganache made with candy melts under my fondant, so who knows). But piping gel would work fine, as would shortening or the traditional apricot jam put through a sieve to remove solids (although I stopped using this because it just made the cake too sweet).

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jgifford Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 7:21pm
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I have problems getting fondant to stick to candy melts using piping gel. Water will make the fondant sticky - that might work. I've only had consistent success with using melted candy melts, but you need to be careful because any bulge will show up in the fondant.

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cheatize Posted 29 Sep 2012 , 1:56am
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I use piping gel when sticking fondant over chocolate. You need very little gel as it goes a long way.

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