Attaching Fondant Leaves To A Fondant Cake

Decorating By Kdeabs Updated 13 Nov 2013 , 10:49pm by gourmetsharon

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Kdeabs Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 4:58am
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Hi everyone!

I have a wedding cake for Saturday and the bride wants cascading fondant autumn leaves. I have the leaves all done and set and colored and they look AWESOME but... how do I attach them to the cake?


I have candy melts and I also have meringue powder (royal icing)... which should I use? I've seen both mentioned in forums in the past. And I will be setting the cake up on site so I'm concerned with it setting up fast.


I should also add that the leaves are "shaped"... dried on crumpled foil to get that just-fell-off-a-tree look. So I only have a few points of contact on each leaf.


Any and all input would be appreciated!

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cupcakemaker Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 6:36am
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ARoyal icing the same colour as the cake x

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Margaret393 Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 8:53am
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Hi kdeabs

I agree with cupcakemaker  - royal icing would work well for the curled leaves. 

However another option, which makes a good glue - for general use, is to take a small amount of fondant - same colour as cake base, break into small pieces and add a  drop of water. Melt in the microwave - on LOW heat, mix well at intervals - taking care not to burn it! Allow to cool before use. Transfer glue to small container or jar with lid. (to prevent drying out when not in use )

To adjust the consistency - (should resemble a thick syrup). The glue can be thinned out by adding a small drop of warm water, or thickened with some icing sugar - if it's too thin. Apply to fondant accents to base using a FINE brush..

Happy Cake Decorating!!!



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Kdeabs Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 2:47pm
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AYou are both life savers! Thank you!

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gourmetsharon Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 10:49pm
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I am doing something similar on a buttercream cake.  Any suggestions?



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