Cascading Gumpaste Flowers

Decorating By Susans53 Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 12:37am by jjkarm

Susans53 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 1:47am
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I love the look of Slyvia Weinstock's cakes. How do you attach gumpaste flowers cascading down a tier cake, espeiclly buttercream. Gumpaste roses especially seem so heavy, and if the flowers are wired will they rip up the cake? I heard that she used loli pop sticks, not even wires. What am I missing here!
Thanks
Susan

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MORSELSBYMARK Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 9:09pm
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jillmakescakes Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 9:38pm
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I use wires to make the cascade and then use flower spikes to attach the cascade in several places.

jjkarm Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 12:37am
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I wire the flowers into several different pics. Then I use straws in the cake and stick the wires into the straws. The straws are long enough that they help offset the weight of the flowers. I've never had a problem with a cake ripping. HTH thumbs_up.gif

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