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Problem making dragees stick onto fondant

post #1 of 6
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Hi Everyone!

 

The last cake I made using a diamond quilted pattern I added silver dragees in the intersections using piping gel (actually those little Scribblers that you can buy which I assumed was piping gel or royal icing) and the dragees kept popping off everytime the cake was moved.  Any other suggestions?  I have another similar cake to do for sunday.

 

Thanks for your input!

Rhea

post #2 of 6

I don't know what the icing scribblers are actually made of, but I always use either piping gel or royal icing.  I may lose one or two, but never more than that.

post #3 of 6

Make a SMALL INDENT  at each intersection  - with the rounded end of a FINE modeling tool, or brush. Pipe a dot of royal icing into this space. Using a food safe tweezers - pick up each dragee and position in place. Good luck!

 

Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by Margaret393 View Post

Make a SMALL INDENT  at each intersection  - with the rounded end of a FINE modeling tool, or brush. Pipe a dot of royal icing into this space. Using a food safe tweezers - pick up each dragee and position in place. Good luck!

 

Hope this helps!


I do this...  I poke a little indent, where I will place the dragee, then I use gumglue to attach...  And using the tweezers is a HUGE help... they even make some that have a rubberized tip so you can grip the little dragees!

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Originally Posted by HappyCake10609 View Post


I do this...  I poke a little indent, where I will place the dragee, then I use gumglue to attach...  And using the tweezers is a HUGE help... they even make some that have a rubberized tip so you can grip the little dragees!

Thanks HappyCake10609 for the info on the rubberized tip tweezers - Just did a Google search for Pearl/Dragee Tweezers, which are available on-line at www.kitchenkrafts.com These tweezers have a tiny cupped rubber tip perfect for picking up sugar pearls or dragees - makes placing tiny decorations much easier than using your fingers!!!

 

Margaret

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Thank you all so much for your advice and support - making the cake today so fingers crossed that those little dragees will stay put!

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