Cascading Gumpaste Decorations On Cake

Decorating By lauden Updated 16 Sep 2008 , 5:03pm by FlowerGuy

lauden Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:30pm
post #1 of 4

I really need some ideas or suggestions please. I have a wedding cake order in October that is to have cascading leaves down the tiers of the cake. I am probably going to use gumpaste for the leaves, and am wondering the best way to attach them. It seems like whenever I decorate with fondant or gumpaste the icing will get soft and the decorations slide. Is there any tricks to it? I contemplated making marzipan leaves instead of gumpaste, would one work better than the other?

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kakeladi Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:47am
post #2 of 4

My vote is for 50/50 gp & fondant for your leaves.
OR even better yet (In MHO) would be to make them from wafer papericon_smile.gif
As for how to attach them.....have you tried candy melts? That would be my choice - especially since you said icing gets soft & they slide off.

lauden Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:22pm
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I have never used the wafer paper, I might have to do some research and maybe a few trial runs with that. I do like that idea though. I have never tried attaching with candy melts. How does that work?

FlowerGuy Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:03pm
post #4 of 4

Have you tried royal icing to adhere them? A small dot of RI should hold the leaves in place.

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