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Sticking icing shapes on to fondant icing

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lovecake · 24/03/2014 20:51

What is best to use to stick some cut out fondant flowers to the side of an iced (fondant) cake?

As it is on the sides, I think it will need to be strong to prevent the shapes slipping down...

I was thinking of egg white/runny icing...?

Tia

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Ratfinkle · 24/03/2014 20:53

I just paint some water on thinly with a brush, unless they are particularly heavy shapes I think it will do the trick.

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MaureenMLove · 24/03/2014 20:53

You could use egg white on a tiny paint brush or you could buy edible glue. It's much the same though. You need the smallest amount, because as soon as either surface becomes wet, it gets sticky.

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Ratfinkle · 24/03/2014 20:54

Ps that's if the shapes aren't dried- if they are you will need icing sugar and egg white.

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lovecake · 24/03/2014 20:59

I was planning to prepare the shapes the day before so they will be dry. Good tip for icing sugar and egg white, I will try that.
Thank you.

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LizzieMint · 28/03/2014 12:06

You don't need egg white, just a bit of water should do. Raw egg is not the best thing to have on the side of a cake really.

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MrsCosmopilite · 28/03/2014 12:09

I've always done it with water. If need be, you can prop the shapes in place with a cocktail stick until they dry.

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AuntFlossy · 29/03/2014 10:13

Don't use egg white! You shouldn't be putting raw egg onto a cake that will be eaten! Either use a small amount of water (not a lot as it will slide) and allow to go tacky before sticking on or make a batch of royal icing using merry white and icing sugar. Add only a small amount of water so it turns into stiff peaks.

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Stillcomingtoterms · 02/04/2014 21:16

If you need something stronger than water you can melt a bit of the fondant with warm water to make a gloup, that is similar to sugar glue.

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Ratfinkle · 04/04/2014 11:51

Just so people don't think I was trying to poison the OP, this is where I got my info from!

Maybe I should have been more explicit and said make royal icing out of icing sugar and egg white. You can also buy powdered egg white which I use for smaller quantities to avoid using a whole egg.

It's from a book called sweet and simple party cakes by May clee cadman but I think its a fairly accepted method for making royal icing allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/6350/royal-icing.aspx

Sticking icing shapes on to fondant icing
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LizzieMint · 04/04/2014 21:27

Royal icing is fine, but egg white on its own was also suggested. :)

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