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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I have baked a lot in my life but am new to decorating and could really do with some help, I'm making my daughter a two tier cake for her 5th birthday in 2 weeks, I have promised to make an icing crown as the topper! I've make up some royal icing as per directions on the box but it just is too wet so runs and bleeds, does anyone know what I can do to rectify this so I get the consistency that comes out almost tube like- thick and smooth holding together- please?
Also I think the crown I've chosen is far too intricate so would anyone have a template that's not too testing for a first timer please. I love this site it's kept me very busy recently, lol.

Thanks all in advance

Emily
post #2 of 26
I would scrap the royal icing mate (im in es***). My advice if itd a tiara that will stand on top of the cake? Go buy fondant and gum trag. What you can do is add the gum trag to the fondant design it in a flat surface do the cut out bits etc and then stand it and support it round something round standing up abd keave it to dry. What the gum trag dies is nake the fondant det hard. I find it much eadier to work with than royal ivibg mine never cones awsy from the surface in 1 piece!!!! Once your fondant is dry and standing up ( leave it fir at leadt 24 hrs) you can paint it dilver/gokd or with shiny lustre dusts to make it princessey. I have a 4 yr old daughter obsessed with princessyness I feel ur pain ha
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Sorry to sound dumb but what's gum trag? Also if I do it with thin fondant won't it just wrinkle downwards as its drying? Thank you so much for replying
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
Oh and wouldn't you make your own fondant? I've used ready made before but was hoping to make my own this tome or am I being too ambitious?
post #5 of 26
Use gumpaste and fondant a half and half mix
You can find gumpaste at michaels, hobby lobby or joann fabrics . Use a coupon to get 40% off the gumpaste
post #6 of 26
Do whatever you feel more comfy with you know what you gind eadier to work with. Sre you wanting a round crown or galf tiara type thing? With either if you cut thin but not oaper thin then it will stand up without falling over. Gum trag is powder ygat you kneed into fondant and it makes it act like tge stuff tgey make sugar flowers from. If you kneed in a couple of teaspoons to pre made or home made fondant it will make it harden up really quickly, if you stand it round a bowl or vase or something and tye it ir stick it with glue or water it will go rock hard. Search gum trag on here and it will give you an idea of what it does. I only discovered it a couple of months ago but ysed it fir my fliwers in my profile pic, it allows you to go really thin and delicate and still dry rock hardxxx good luck
post #7 of 26
Here's a video on how to make a tiara, you could color your fondant/gumpaste mixture s pretty color before making it that way you don't have to worry about airbrushing it. It will be very fragile so be careful with it.

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=DOm2adPgMs4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDOm2adPgMs4
post #8 of 26
This thread talks about using tylose to harden fondant

cakecentral.com/t/700654/can-i-make-gumpaste-using-fondant-and-gum-tragacanth
post #9 of 26

Hi Hungarygreek... I hope this link helps you. The person is using a Wilton Mold. She says she only use fondant, but I would do it 50/50 fondant/ gumpaste.

 

http://www.deleukstetaarten.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?id=218714

 

 

Good luckthumbs_up.gif!

 

CIAO!

post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Wow thanks for the responses everyone I'll do some research tonight and see which will give me the tiara effect I'm looking for again thank you all xx
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Embles View Post

I would scrap the royal icing mate (im in es***). My advice if itd a tiara that will stand on top of the cake? Go buy fondant and gum trag. What you can do is add the gum trag to the fondant design it in a flat surface do the cut out bits etc and then stand it and support it round something round standing up abd keave it to dry. What the gum trag dies is nake the fondant det hard. I find it much eadier to work with than royal ivibg mine never cones awsy from the surface in 1 piece!!!! Once your fondant is dry and standing up ( leave it fir at leadt 24 hrs) you can paint it dilver/gokd or with shiny lustre dusts to make it princessey. I have a 4 yr old daughter obsessed with princessyness I feel ur pain ha

Did the filter remove the last three letters in Es***.

post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you have watched it, very helpful
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi thank you this looks more like I was hoping for but I don't have a mould and am on a tight budget, however I will keep it in mind for future ref even though I don't speak or read German lol
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Do we have these shops in the uk?
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks will do, do you use shop bought or make your own sugar paste? What's your preference?
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