Tiara...royal Icing Or Gumpaste

Decorating By montanabaker Updated 27 Dec 2008 , 2:05am by montanabaker

montanabaker Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:45pm
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I want to try a tiara for my sisters cake....should I do cc royal icing tiara or a gumpaste one. Has anyone tried the royal icing one? did it work?

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renee2007 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:52pm
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I did a royal icing tiara, it's in my photos under princess castle cake and a little one on the heart-shaped smash cake. it was my first time trying it and I think it came out pretty good and was pretty easy. hth

jessnsam Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:53pm
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I think that royal icing would be better.

step0nmi Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 3:00pm
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I tried the royal icing tiara instructions here from CC. They were very easy and so was the tiara! it looked soo beautiful afterwards. I have never done a gumpaste one icon_razz.gif

the cake whole Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 3:36pm
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I tried the royal icing and it did not work for me so I did a gumpaste/fondant mix and let it set for two days. The following is my finished tiara. This was my first tiara as well.

stampinron Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 4:58am
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I used white cholate candy melts. Really easy and yummy. Best of all, no breakage.

bizatchgirl Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 5:08am
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I haven't tried myself. I made a crown out of gumpaste. When I've read threads about the royal icing tiaras, there are lots of complaints about breakage. If you want to try one of those, find those threads first so you can see tips! Try to make 2, in case 1 breaks.

Personally, before I make one I will make sure I have a good clay extruder and just do it with gumpaste. They're very pretty and less chance of breakage.

montanabaker Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 5:35am
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Thanks for your thoughts. I think I'm gonna try the royal icing, but try to make 2. Here's hoping one of them works for it!!!

Jeannie21 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 6:06pm
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Actually you should try a chocolate one! I made one out of melted white chcocolate that i piped on waxed paper which was wrapped around a pitcher. I will upload the picture of my cake in my pics section!

TC123 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 6:23pm
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I used the CC instructions and did one in royal. It's in my photos. It wasn't hard. However, I saw some beautiful ones made out of gumpaste (and I noticed the lovely ones posted right here in this topic). So it looks like you've got great ideas from others, no matter which method you choose. icon_smile.gif

Don't forget to post yours!!! icon_wink.gif

Jeannie21 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 8:07pm
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Ok for some reason i cant upload a photo to my pics so i was goin to post it here...but it wont let me do that either..*sigh* icon_redface.gif sorry for the inconvenience.

montanabaker Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 2:05am
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So... I've been working on my royal icing tiara on and off today...and I just finished it a couple hours ago...don't cheer yet though
I am a goofball, and couldn't wait to see how it looked "off" the wax paper...
note to everyone trying this for the first time, wait like more than a few hours for the royal icing to harden completely...mine was still kinda sticky on the wax paper.

So now I just started a new tiara because my other didn't quite make it. At least I have a couple of days til the cake will need to be done!
I promise to post a pic when I'm done.

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