So i am planning on making a cake this week and need to stick sprinkles to the side of a fondant cake. I saw method where you use a steamer to make the fondant tacky and then press in sprinkles by the handful. I don't personally have a steamer but was wondering if it would be possible to use a clothing steamer instead? As a cake steamer is £30 which i am unwilling to spend on, whereas clothing steamers are like £10
Also because I am painting my fondant with edible paint ( using metallic paints from the brand rainbow dust, not the combination of luster dust and vodka ) do you think steaming would possibly ruin the pain in anyway such as make it run? Planning on making the cake in the image below.
Are you planning for your sprinkles to be the same color as the cake, as in the photo above? If so, I would wait until they were on the cake to paint them. I would be afraid steaming would affect the painted finish. Don't know that to be the case, but I would be skeptical.
You can definitely use a clothes steamer. I do or sometimes just my tea kettle.
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You most certainly can use a steamer for clothes. But as Sandra said, steaming will most likely make your colours run. I would attach the dots with piping gel. Let everything dry, then pain. I’m pretty sure you have completed your cake by now since this post is 2 weeks old. Hopefully you will,post a picture of your creation.
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