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post #1 of 23
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I need some expert advice! I'm making the attached cake for a wedding this weekend. I made the petals out of gumpaste and I'll be covering the cake with fondant, just as it is in the picture.

My question is- how would you attach the petals to the cake?? Royal icing? "Gum glue" (gumpaste dissolved in water)?? I just want to be sure the petals won't fall off in transport. Thanks!
LL
post #2 of 23
I would use royal icing myself and bring extra just incase you have one fall off along the way icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Okay, cool. Thanks for your help!
post #4 of 23
those petals are definately made using gumpaste. You can use fondant strengthened w/Wilton's GumTex OR Tylose.
I don't think one will get the thinness necessary nor the right look using royal icing.
Use a cutter; roll the gp thin, cut then using a ball tool or toothpick ruffle & thin the edges. Dry them in an cardboard apple seperator from the grocery store to give them a nice slight curve.
post #5 of 23
The way I read it......

Cowie is suggesting to use royal icing to STICK the petals on

Check out the Satin Ice website - there is a RBI tutorial on there that uses a similar technique

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post #6 of 23
Yes, I was suggesting using royal icing to stick the petals on to the cake icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 23
Personally I would use melted white chocolate. It's just because it is easier for me. I don't use royal icing all that often and it is messy to make (hate PS flying everywhere!) so I just melt a bit of chocolate in the microwave and use that. Works perfectly.
post #8 of 23
My two cents worth? Royal Icing.
Because I'm in the Caribbean I've never ventured into using chocolate to stick anything. But is it really better or at least as good as royal icing? Other than powdered sugar flying everywhere, is there any other reason any of you would prefer using melted chocolate as 'glue'? And would it hold up in the heat and/or humidity that is usually present in the Caribbean?
post #9 of 23
I made this exact cake a few weeks back. I used sugar glue (water & fondant) to stick them on. Let the cake dry for alittle it and it will be fine.
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for your help. I used royal icing and it worked perfectly. I had to transport it about 60 miles and not a single petal fell off!

Here's my finished product. Not as good as the original, but I thought it turned out okay icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 23
Great job! I am happy that it turned out well for you!
post #12 of 23
....... I had to transport it about 60 miles and not a single petal fell off! Here's my finished product. Not as good as the original, but I thought it turned out okay ......

Just ok?? You kid yourself - it's great! icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by kakeladi



Just ok?? You kid yourself - it's great! icon_smile.gif



Aww, thanks so much! I used your WASC recipe to make it. It was a HUGE hit! So, thanks for that, too!
post #14 of 23

I LOVE THIS CAKE!  No joke I saved it to my computer an hour ago because I need to make a petal cake and these petals are done perfectly. Great job. How did you "ruffle" the edges so well?  I have never made one before so if anyone has experience or a step-by-step tutorial for making the petals I am a newbie. Thanks in advance. Happy caking.

post #15 of 23

I will be making this cake in May.  The bride doesn't want the cake covered in fondant.  She just wants it iced and the flower petals added.  I am planning to make the petals from gumpaste, but I worry about how well my crusted buttercream will hold the petals on.

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