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?
My vote is for 50/50 gp & fondant for your leaves.
OR even better yet (In MHO) would be to make them from wafer paper
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.
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?
Have you tried royal icing to adhere them? A small dot of RI should hold the leaves in place.