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In the past few years, I started playing around with making gumpaste flowers. Before that, yes I've ordered gumpaste flowers from that company. I still have some flowers left that I play with. Yes, they can be airbrushed, hand painted with lemon extract and petal dust or non-toxic pastel chalk. Here is a picture I recently posted of the flowers, the pink and purple roses I made, the rest came Cake Deco:...
Thanks so much for responding! I now know what to ask for, Mother's Day is coming up. I really would like to try out the new fondant molds.
Has anyone tried any of the 20 new items yet? I received an e-mail from Wilton today and was I surprised with the new items that are coming out. If this info has been posted, sorry! I searched the forum and didn't find anything! TIA
Just a bit of info: when using this type of cake stands, make sure that with the poles that are 15" or 20" place only 5" to 6" size cakes to prevent tipping over. Also, these cakes should not be taller than 4 inches high, better yet 3".
I think that stand is called Crystal Splendor from Wedding Fads.com. I have a set. HTH
Try using americolor black in any of your chocolate BC frosting. At first it looks dark grey. Then cover your bowl with a lid, as it sets it turns black. I just made a cake with black BC frosting this weekend. It does seem weird eating black frosting, but darn, it sure tasted good. Best Wishes!  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2304100/31st-birthday-for-lady-que
Can piping gel be used? Recently I have been heating it in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds to thin down piping gel and when it cools down it hardens. I use this for my cake pop flowers made with fondant. HTH
When I make my rose or rosebud cake pops, I use an egg or oval shape cookie cutter. I bake my cake pops instead of mixing the cake and frosting method. After baking and cooling my cake pops, I dip my lollipop sticks in either melted candy melts or white chocolate chips, then I stick the lollipop stick in the rounded bottom part. My cake pops sometimes have pointy tops, this works great for making this. Next, chill them to have the the cake pops glued to the lollipop...
Welcome to making cakes and gumpaste/ fondant flowers. I love making roses! Just some suggestions. I usually make my roses on wooden skewers. Spaghetti noodles break so easily. You may also use straw like pasta, this may cut down in breaking. As for gluing the roses to your cake, piping gel is great. Also piping a circle of Buttercream frosting or royal icing on the back of roses then sticking it to the sides or top of cake should hold it. Last, you could use a round tip...
Long ago, royal icing butterfly were piped onto wax paper and slide into a opened book in a "V" position to dry. Usually the book was braced opened with shortening cans or towels. Once dried (12 to 24hr period), slowly removed the wax paper and viola butterfly. This can be done with gum-paste or gum-paste/ fondant combination. I have done this and it does work rather well. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1276952/retro-wedding-cake-1989 Best wishes.
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