Attaching Quilled Flowers

Decorating By mommyandmecakes Updated 6 Sep 2009 , 12:20pm by mommyandmecakes

mommyandmecakes Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:29pm
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After inspiration from many of you -- I made some quilled flowers. FUN!! I made out of fondant/ gumpaste and let them dry for about 28 hrs. Now I have to attach to cake covered in fondant and am scared icon_surprised.gif will they be to heavy, do they need support, how do I attach??

Thank you for all of your mentoring and inspiration.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:34pm
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I attach all fondant appliques with piping gel. It's sticky and things don't slide.

karennayak Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:55pm
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I found that my quilled flowers were heavy. Not too fragile once they were dry.

But, my usual tylose glue did not work. For some of the smaller pieces, I made up a little royal icing and used that.

For the really big pieces, I moistened a small circle of gumpaste (both sides) with the tylose glue, and placed it on the cake and then placed the ready flower on it and pressed lightly. It stayed fine.

In fact, you can actually see it (my bad! I wasn't neat enough) in the top tier of my cake (pink cake in my photos)


mommyandmecakes Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm
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thank you -- sorry for silly question, but what is tylose?

tiggy2 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:41pm
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Melted chocolate would also work. That's what sugarshack attaches her bows with.

karennayak Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 12:42pm
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ninatat Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 3:07pm
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Hi i missed it what does a quilted flower look like thanks

ninatat Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 10:26pm
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hello hello lol

SugarFrosted Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:51pm
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mommyandmecakes Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 12:20pm
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Thanks for all the advice. I posted the final cake in my album. Thanks so much!

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