Standup Fondant Flowers

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 4:08pm by xstitcher

cylstrial Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:01pm
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I'm making a 3-tiered fondant cake for a birthday party this weekend. I want to have some fondant flowers that will stand up for the cake topper. I know how to make the flowers...I just don't know how to make them stand up. Will I need to use a Wilton product I will need to use, etc. If so, what ? Can anyone help?


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liapsim Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:08pm
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Not sure what you mean by "stand up". Like as you want them stiff? If that is it, use gumpaste....half and half with the fondant. HTH

cylstrial Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:12pm
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Sorry - I mean I want the flower to stand up as if it were in a garden. So I need to find a way to make a green stem (type of thing) come out of the cake with the flower on the top. I'm not sure how to make the flower stand. Do I use green fondant? Or can I buy stems somewhere? I hope this makes more sense.

SharonK1973 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:15pm
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You can get florist wire and attach it to the underside of the fondant flower using royal icing or candy melts. Candy melts work great if you are in a hurry. Otherwise, you would have to make the flower on the wire, which for fondant, I am not sure will be very supportive as fondant never really "hardens"

marknelliesmum Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:20pm
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Gelatin paste/fondant would dry rock hard and could be used for the stems - it may be a bit brittle tho depends how thin you wanted your stems to be.

cylstrial Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:21pm
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Thanks SharonK! That sounds great! I'll give it a try for sure!!

cylstrial Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:24pm
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Thanks Marsmum! I was thinking about using fondant for the stems myself. I will see if I can get it to work!

jolmk Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:05am
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You might be able to cover bamboo skewers with green floral tape. You didn't say what kind of flowers you are making. If they are roses just make them on the skewers.


xstitcher Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:19am
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How about toothpicks?

cylstrial Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:29pm
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Thanks Xstickher and JolmK. I appreciate all the advice I can get!

xstitcher Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 4:08pm
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Your welcome! Anytime!! icon_wink.gif

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