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Topic Title: best way to get fondant to stick to cake icing
Created On Monday July 12, 2010 1:09 PM
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kimodell
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 1:09 PM

I usually put my cake in the frig after frosting and then just put a thin layer on top so that it sticks. This time I frosted the cakes and probably an hour or two later tried to put the fondant on. The cakes were out. It didn't stick. What is the key to this? I thought it would because it was out.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 1:21 PM

Place a little fresh icing or piping gel to the back of your pieces. It needs moisture to stick them in place.
 
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cakesbychrystal
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 1:25 PM
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I always pop my cakes in the freezer to stiffen them up a bit before applying my fondant. After I take them out the frosting is of course dry. I wet a paper towel and use it to dampen the buttercream, it is then wet enough for the fondant to stick.
 
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ponyjockey
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 1:52 PM

I like to use piping gel because it is nice and sticky, it has good strength compared to water and it won't dry like the water will. Just my opinion :o)
 
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kimodell
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 1:56 PM

Thanks I will try the wet paper towel and maybe the piping gel on the bottom of the cake. Any other ideas will be appreciated. I tried putting fondant glue on the icing but it didn't work. So just piping gel along the bottom right?
 
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ponyjockey
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Posted: Monday July 12, 2010 3:18 PM

Yep, just about a 1 inch ribbon of piping gel at the bottom of the cake.
 
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kimodell
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Posted: Wednesday July 14, 2010 11:17 AM

Do you put piping gel in a sac and do it? It is thick and I don't think I could spread it on with a spatula.
 
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