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HELP! One of the petals broke on my gumpaste large flower

post #1 of 7
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I am making a huge flower of gumpaste for a wedding and I just turned it over to check out how it looks as it's drying. I realized one of the petals is broken! It's not completely broken - it's still partially attached. I am wondering if there is an easy way to fix this other than remaking the entire flower (we're talking 10 inch in diameter).
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post #2 of 7
If you mix some of your coloured gumpaste in a cup with a little water you will get a thick glue...paint it on with a paintbrush and hold gently until it dries, then support with some paper towel or something until it dries completely. The water evaporates after a while. No one will know.
post #3 of 7
I whip up a bit of colored royal icing. It's the strongest thing, and it really grabs well.
But not seeing your flower puts me to a disadvantage. I don't know if your color , or finish (matt or shine)
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Originally Posted by Lynne3

I whip up a bit of colored royal icing. It's the strongest thing, and it really grabs well.
But not seeing your flower puts me to a disadvantage. I don't know if your color , or finish (matt or shine)



It is white with no petal dust. I doubt the previous poster's suggestion would work as this petal is already dried. I think a royal icing might be easier. What is the best way to make a tiny batch of royal icing without spending too much time on it?
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post #5 of 7
I always keep the ck powder form on hand. Cheap by the bag. It's an emergency staple.
post #6 of 7
Super Glue! just a dab and it will hold the broken petals! Learned this in one of the flower classes at Cake Camp...was either Norm Davis or Nicholas Lodge's class....now I keep a bottle of the stuff handy...they even have ones with little brushes...like nail polish....so much easier than having to put a drop on the right place!
post #7 of 7
I do what Dayti suggested. The only time it hasn't worked is on a leaf that the tip was broken all the way across. To dry it faster, I put it under a desk lamp.
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