Attaching Gum Paste Roses To Wedding Cake?

Decorating By SpoonfulofSugar Updated 19 Mar 2009 , 4:29pm by SpoonfulofSugar

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:56am
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I'm making gum paste roses to go around each tier of a round wedding cake and have some ideas of how to attach them but wanted to know if anyone has the best way.

I was thinking of using royal icing but I don't want them to stick to the fondant and make it hard for the cutter to cut the cake. And have to spend a lot of time trying to remove them.

Then, I thought maybe I should put each cake on a board bigger than the cake and attach the roses there with royal icing.

Any thoughts on best practice for this?

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shadowgypsie Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:33am
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I make my roses on tooth picks that way I can just insert the toothpicks into the cake. Works great.

Cakepro Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:55am
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Me too. The pic in my gallery is of GP roses on cocktail sticks, which are a little longer than toothpicks.

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:29pm
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Thanks for the idea! I was taught to use tooth picks but I have also used wire. Thanks again!

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