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Gum Paste flowers without wire

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Is there anyway to make gum paste flowers without using wire in them? So my cake really would be all edible. Thanks

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There are many flowers that you can make without a wire.  Some you can also make on a cocktail stick if you don't want to use wire.  Here are examples of some without wires:

My favorite way to make roses. No tools needed. I find that I get a much thinner petal this way.

 

Not sure if it looks like a Chrysanthemum or more like a Dahlia.This one is on a cocktail stick.The pansies only

 

The rose only

 

The rose only

 

 

 

Playing around with left over gum paste.

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I'm in heaven Goreti. Your flowers are superb !!   Bravo. :D

 

I want to learn to make flowers without the wires also.  But the leaves and greenery are on wires correct.

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I make the majority of my flowers on dry sticks of spaghetti. Get thick spaghetti. Works great, because when you dampen the spaghetti and stick it into the flower center, starch on the noodle comes out and you really get an excellent hold. I do this especially with cakes that I know will be served to children as well as adults. Kids go straight for the pretty flowers, and I'd hate for one to get stabbed in the mouth with wire or toothpicks.
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I make the majority of my flowers on dry sticks of spaghetti. Get thick spaghetti. Works great, because when you dampen the spaghetti and stick it into the flower center, starch on the noodle comes out and you really get an excellent hold. I do this especially with cakes that I know will be served to children as well as adults. Kids go straight for the pretty flowers, and I'd hate for one to get stabbed in the mouth with wire or toothpicks.

 

Great idea, sarahgale!

 

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post #6 of 8

I have even painted the spaghetti with food coloring and let dry. Then add fondant leaves. Walla- stems!

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Thanks everyone. I had read about the spaghetti but heard it hard to work with because it breaks. But I will give it a try.
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Yes, spaghetti breaks, but it's stronger than the delicate petals and leaves! I've never had the spaghetti stick break, but i have had many petal breaks. I like being able to easily break off the exact length of spaghetti I want when it comes time to insert the flowers into the cake. I made orchids on wire once, and when I clipped the stems with my wire cutters, the impact of the cutters shattered the delicate petals above.
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