How To Stick Fondant to Fondant Cakes: Edible Glue

Hey cake lovers, today I’m going to show you two different ways how to stick fondant to fondant cakes that will absolutely change your decorating game. Yes, it’s a bold claim, but stick with me – you’ll see why!

First things first: make sure your fondant-covered cake has had time to set and the surface is dry to touch to avoid any issues.

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Hack #1: How To Stick Fondant To Fondant Cakes Without Glue …

Alright, let’s get into the good stuff. Forget sugar glue and royal icing! It will only erode and ruin the fondant underneath your decorations giving you know room for error and that’s if it sticks and doesn’t slide down your cake!

Here’s the fix: vegetable fat. Smear a little on the back of your fondant decoration, stick it to the cake, and you can reposition it as needed without any mess. Plus, it can hold more weight than you’d think!

Hack #2: How To Stick Fondant to fondant cakes with edible glue “Fondant Glue”

Every cake decorator needs a trusty sidekick, and in our world, that’s fondant glue. It’s essential for keeping those cake toppers and delicate pieces right where they should be. Here’s my go-to method for making it, along with some tips on using it effectively.

How to make Fondant Glue:

  1. Combine: Take a small piece of fondant and place it in a container. Add just enough hot water to cover the fondant.
  2. Dissolve: Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. The fondant will soften and begin to dissolve, stir straight away.
  3. Stir: Mix until you get a glue-like consistency. If it’s too thick, add a little more water; too thin, add a little more fondant
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Edible Fondant Glue Tips For Beginners:

  • Application: Use a tooth pick or a small palette knife.
  • Consistency: Adjust the thickness of the glue to suit the size of the pieces you’re attaching. Thicker glue for heavier decorations; thinner for lightweight ones.
  • Colour Match (Optional): If you need the glue to blend seamlessly with your cake, use the left-over excess from covering your cake to make the fondant glue matching them perfectly.
  • Storage: Keep any unused glue in a sealed container. When you’re ready to use it again, give it a good stir with a little water if it has dried out
  • Drying Time: Be patient and allow the glue to dry completely. This could range from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the size and weight of the fondant pieces.
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Fondant Cake Hack Bonus Tip:

keep your fondant glue handy in a pot for quick fixes. If you’ve got gaps or uneven spots on your cake, just a dab of this glue can help smooth things out. It’s also great for sticking larger fondant pieces; just make sure to use a bit more glue for a stronger hold.

There you have it—your guide to sticking fondant decorations like a pro. Before you go, don’t forget to check out my free video series below to get your fondant skills on point!

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