Gum Paste Flowers In Fridge

Decorating By CakeDivaExtraordinaire Updated 12 Jun 2009 , 12:13am by Ruth0209

CakeDivaExtraordinaire Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 11:42pm
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I have a 2-layer sheet with BC and want to add very delicate gum paste carnations. Weather warming up here and I want the cake to last for tomorrow's grad party at school (and make the trip there). Can I put completed cake with the flowers in position in the fridge overnight?

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 11:49pm
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I wouldn't put the flowers in the fridge.

CakeDivaExtraordinaire Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 11:53pm
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Thanks! I'm guessing that. I guess I'm getting up early to assemble...

drakegore Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 11:53pm
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i think you will probably get answers both way on this topic icon_smile.gif
i have found that as long as my flowers are completely dry, they are fine to sit on my refridgerated bc cake. i once did an experiment and kept the gumpaste flower on bc in my fridge for two days and it did not suffer any. but again, it was totally dry. i also bring them to room temp in an a/c room.

i would prefer not to fridge them just to err on the side of caution, but sometimes i have too.

Ruth0209 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:13am
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Nearly every cake I do has gumpaste pieces on it and I always refrigerate them overnight before delivering them. I've never had any problems whatsoever with them getting soft, bleeding, etc. I always cover the cake with plastic wrap. As long as they're completely dry and hard when you put them on the cake, they should be fine.

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