What Adheres Best To Thin Gumpaste? - Making Gift "tiss

Decorating By tuffstuff Updated 31 Aug 2008 , 8:57pm by tuffstuff

tuffstuff Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:26am
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Hello! I am making a gift-bag cake and need some advice. I've made the "tissue paper" out of gumpaste and it looks great. It is very very thin though so I am wondering what would be the best way to attach it to the cake. I am thinking of attaching lollipop sticks (maybe two per piece of tissue) with royal icing on the back of the piece and then sticking it into the cake from there.
I guess I am nervous that the royal icing will soak through the gumpaste and make it soggy and that it will fall apart before it ever dries. Should I use something else to attach the sticks? Would it be better to use gumpaste glue (a bit of gumpaste mixed with water until spreadable)?
Please help!

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dragonflydreams Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:48am
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. . . royal icing won't affect the gumpaste . . . just be sure your royal won't be visible (or make it the same color as your tissue if it will) . . .

tuffstuff Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:57pm
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thanks icon_smile.gif I guess I'll just have to try it.

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