Gumpaste Flowers

Decorating By rfleming Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 6:05pm by jjkarm

rfleming Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:52pm
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I am making gumpaste flowers that are made on floral wire (wrapped in floral tape). My question is....Is it safe to stick the flowers directly in the cake or do I have to put the wires in something before I put them in the cake?? Any advice as to how to attach the flowers to the cake?? Thanks!

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bashini Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:53pm
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Hi, you can't stick the wired flowers straight into the cake. Its not food safe. I always use flower pick/ posy pick. HTH. icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:57pm
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You can also use drinking straws, cut just short enough that they won't show, or hollow coffee stirs. If you're wanting to make a topper, you could use a ball of gumpaste or fondant to stick the wires in, to hold them in place, and put it on the cake after it's hardened. I've used foamcore covered in fondant before and it works well except it's a little hard to stick the wires in.

sweetflowers Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:06pm
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I've dipped my wires into chocolate, let it harden and inserted that, works great!

jjkarm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 6:05pm
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I sent you a PM earlier today. thumbs_up.gif

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