What Can I Do?

Decorating By Rita1969 Updated 13 Aug 2009 , 2:35am by LittleLinda

Rita1969 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:12am
post #1 of 6

I made a cake for a girl birthday. All of the children wanted to eat the gum paste decoration? I had made them 3-4 days earlier than the party was.
What can I say to the kids? To the parents?
Can somebody give me any advice?

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BlakesCakes Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:22am
post #2 of 6

As long as they don't include inedibles: stamens, silver/gold highlighter dust, wires, or toothpicks, then it's just fine for the kids to eat the gum paste decos.

They'll be hard and not very sweet, but kids eat stuff like that all of the time.


Rita1969 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:30am
post #3 of 6

Thank you so much!
I was afraid they would be sick so I didn't let them to eat. How early can I make the decoration?
How about if I use fondant?

BlakesCakes Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:41am
post #4 of 6

You can make fondant, gum paste, or royal icing decos ages in advance and they'll be fine as long as you store them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Unless they get wet, they don't go bad. They can get brittle over time, but I've had royal icing flowers look good and taste fine after years in a box.


Rita1969 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:50am
post #5 of 6

Thanks again!

LittleLinda Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:35am
post #6 of 6

Gumpaste and fondant are edible and don't go bad. Fondant will taste better. All the kids probablywant to do is taste them, they won't care for the gumpaste and won't each much.

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