Gumpaste Flowers & Dragee Centres

Decorating By bynbyn Updated 25 Aug 2008 , 8:12pm by jules1719

bynbyn Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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Hi there icon_smile.gif

I made my little gumpaste flowers last night, simple daisies, very cute. I wanted to add silver dragees for the flower centre but I've actually never used them before. I'm wondering how best to adhere them to the flower?

I searched around for deco glue and there is none to be found on the face of the earth in my region apparently - and its too late to order online. Can I simply use a dab of buttercream icing (crusting) in the centre and then press on the dragee and it will adhere when it dries? Or is there another method I should use?

Any input would be very appreciated!!! Thanks very much in advance!


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Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 8:08pm
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I've never done it but I've always seen them adhered with a bit of royal icing. Good luck!

jules1719 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 8:12pm
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Piping gel works really well also. And if you are quick, you can add the dragees while the center is still soft using nothing more than a bit of water. But I most often use royal.

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