Can I put my gum paste flowers on my 3 tier cake iced with SMBC in advance; such as the day before delivery than put in fridge? Should I wait until the morning of the delivery to apply the flowers? How will the gum paste hold up in fridge?
Hi, I would wait till morning to put the gumpaste flowers on. I wouldn't take any risk putting them in the fridge!
i think you will find people with very different opinions on this .
i can only tell you what i have done and what works for me ( and i am not an gumpaste expert by any means).
i use smbc and wanted to know if i could put gumpaste flowers on early because i was having a huge time crunch problem. i did an experiment with gumpaste flowers on smbc. i made two dishes of smbc with FULLY DRIED gumpaste flowers on them. one sat on the counter and one went in the fridge (UNCOVERED). i checked them daily. after three days they both were still hard and perfect, not wilted (i wasn't planning on leaving a cake on the counter or in the fridge for three days, but by that time i was deep in mad scientist mode and just HAD to know, lol).
a couple of caveats, if your flowers are not fully dried, you will be in trouble. also, when i bring my cakes out of fridge, the room is cooled by a/c so i don't have condensation issues to deal with.
all that said, i still won't put them on any earlier than i have to (because why tempt fate if you don't have to, lol), but i know if i have to put them on the night before, i can do it without having any more anxiety than my normal truckload .
I have done it sucessfully but I suggest you just add it later on.