I have a wedding cake to make in July (humidity will probably be high here in Michigan). The bride would like to have 3-D flowers that can be eaten. I understand that gumpaste flowers should not be eaten, so what can I substitute? White chocolate clay? Fondant or MMF? Thanks for ideas and suggestions!
Thanks for asking the question!
I'm curious too about what edible materials work in humidity or heat-
Does chocolate clay melt? Is there something that can be added to make it more durable?
How about royal icing? they dry hard as candy and won't melt in the humidity.
You can even mount royal Icing flowers on wires, sort of like a bouquet if you desire.
I have a question also about flowers, are the flowers that are made from gumpaste supposed to be life-sized? My flowers seem to come out smaller. Is it my cutters are samll or is it just that I am doing something wrong? I am thinking of just buying flower cutterss from Scott - I am in love with the guy.
I'm new to gumpaste too, but the flowers don't have to be lifesize if you don't want to make them that way... When I started I practiced with the Wilton set then fell in love with gumpaste! I've moved on to the life size flowers because I love how they look. If you use bigger cutters your flowers will be bigger..