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How early can I place gumpaste toppers on CC frosting?

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Hi everyone! I'm making 140 cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a friend's wedding, and many of them will have gumpaste flower/bird decorations. Can anyone advise me about how early I can place the toppers onto the cream cheese frosting without having them soften/wilt/bleed onto the frosting? My CC recipe is non-crusting with ratio of about 1 cup butter to 3/4 cup cream cheese and 2 cups of powdered sugar. Since it has relatively little sugar compared to many other cream cheese frostings, I'm afraid the moisture will get to the toppers more quickly. Thanks in advance for your help!
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I'm not sure how early you could risk putting them on, but for the cupcakes I did for a wedding recently I kept the flowers off until I set up at the venue. As I put each cake on the stand I popped one of the orchids on, it worked for me.
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