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Gum Paste Flowers

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  • Started 1 year ago by Anne U.
  • Latest reply from Melissa Diamond
  1. Anne U.
    Posts: 1
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    I am making very large flowers (peonies) for a wedding cake and I am worried about them staying in place. The bride wants them cascading down the side. They are heavy. What is the best why to stick them onto the cake?? They already have 4 inch wire attached, is that enough???

    Posted Feb 2 2013 9:03 pm #
  2. Hi Anne- Are the flowers cascading down a fondant covered cake or buttercream? With fondant covered cakes, you have that extra advantage of being able to use a stronger "glue" (royal icing is great). The anchors that you have made should be enough to keep them in position. If they seem that they need a longer anchor, you can use thin stir straws to elongate the anchor. Will the flowers be arranged in a way that they can support each other a bit as you work your way up the cake?

    Posted Feb 3 2013 3:11 pm #

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