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!
ARoyal icing the same colour as the cake x
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!!!
AYou are both life savers! Thank you!
I am doing something similar on a buttercream cake. Any suggestions?