Attach Seashells To Cake

Baking By mkcherry Updated 8 Jul 2017 , 6:13pm by kakeladi

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mkcherry Posted 8 Jul 2017 , 7:35am
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The bride is looking for a cake like this but but wants a buttercream cakem with sugar flowers and a seahorse stuck to the side of the top tie. 

How should I apply the seashells to a buttercream cake? I don't use crusting buttercream and im wondering if I should use toothpicks and insert the items into the cake so they don't slide down side of the cake and drag the buttercream.  If not toothpicks what's a good idea? And for the ones that just lay horizontally on the edge  of the tiers could I  just place them on with a bit of buttercream at the event? 


Attach Seashells To Cake

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-K8memphis Posted 8 Jul 2017 , 2:21pm
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just make the seahorse lightweight -- it will stick fine to the non-crusting icing -- and place it after arrival as well -- if you did use something underneath it -- i'd use a popsicle stick because its less likely to be bitten into and less likely to cause harm if it is bitten -- you could also pipe the seahorse -- no worries

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kakeladi Posted 8 Jul 2017 , 6:13pm
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No need for toothpicks or anything else.  Just pipe a tiny open circle of b'cream .  That willhold them just fine if they arn't too large/heavy.  I've attached all kinds of decos -  lg roses & shells included - w/that method.

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