Gumpaste Fall Leaves

Decorating By Amycat Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 12:44am by CakesByLJ

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Amycat Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 9:37pm
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I am doing a wedding cake and the client has requested fall leaves on it. I plan on making them out of gumpaste. Any suggestions on how to colour it to make the leaves look real.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

thanks

Amy

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peg818 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 9:39pm
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I like to do my leaves solid yellow and/or red then brush on colored dusts for a varying effect. If you don't want to put in that much effort then you can just take several different color pastes and marble together.

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icer101 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 9:50pm
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i do mine like peg818... except .. i use white chocolate clay.. yummy...got to do some next week end.

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Win Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 10:06pm
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hey Amycat, welcome to CC! Here's another forum post that covered the making of fall gumpaste leaves... I think tonedna's at the bottom are incredible. You might get some additional ideas from this:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-651296.html

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CakesByLJ Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 12:44am
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[i]I make mine with various leaf cutters/veiners; no particular preference. I used a mix of fondant/gumpaste, in fall colors, dried and used several colors of petal/luster dusts to achieve to finished colors..
edited to say.. it's in my photos.. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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