Gum Paste Leaves On Cake - Petal Dust Ruboff

Decorating By Lori2240 Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 10:07pm by jules1719

Lori2240 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 6:46pm
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There is a similar post just added asking a similar thing, but I am planning on glueing (royal icing) some sugar paste leaves to a fondant cake. Is there anyway to keep the petal dust from rubbing off onto the fondant. I guess it wouldnt be the end of the world if it did, I just dont want it turning into a big mess. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

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kakeladi Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 6:55pm
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You can 'set' the dust by steaming the leaves.
Just put a pot of water on the stove to boil and pass the leaf thru the steam quickly.

Sugarflowers Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

You can 'set' the dust by steaming the leaves.
Just put a pot of water on the stove to boil and pass the leaf thru the steam quickly.




Ditto.

Michele

Lori2240 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:15pm
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A lot of steam, or just a little? Would water droplets from the boiling water hit it, or do I just hold it above the splatter? Thanks!

jjkarm Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 9:27pm
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If you have a clothing steamer it works great for steaming fondant and gum paste. thumbs_up.gif

Lori2240 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 10:04pm
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ohhhh..good idea.... thanks!

jules1719 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 10:07pm
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It takes a second or two to steam your flowers. Hold it in the steam too long, and you'll melt the flower, or leaf in this case.

Steam for a few seconds just until it turns shiny and remove.

You can also dip the leaves in lacquer, but that sorta defeats the purpose of gumpaste....

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