Gumpaste Flowers On Chocolate Buttercream

Decorating By orchidcakes Updated 17 Mar 2008 , 5:31pm by kakeladi

orchidcakes Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 1:29pm
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Morning! I want to put gumpaste flowers on a Chocolate buttercream frosting. Do I need to worry about the grease from the buttercream discoloring or softening the dried gumpaste flowers. Thanks for your responses.

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jmt1714 Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 1:48pm
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i have never had an issue. Once the gumpaste is truly dry, you should be fine. but - I wouldn't put the flowers on until the icing on the cake has had sufficient time to set up.

orchidcakes Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 4:52pm
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Thank you for your help. This is my first big show of a cake, non family/friends. Nervous.

kakeladi Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 5:31pm
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Depending on the flowers used it *may* have a problem but for the most part no.
Did you make the flowers or are they purchases?
If you have an extra one or two just spread some icing on a plate and set the flowers on it for a day and see what happens.

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