Gumpaste/fondant And Ri Flowers?

Decorating By cakeaddictunite Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 12:30am by Evoir

cakeaddictunite Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 10:39pm
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how long will they stay ok to use once molded? icon_confused.gif

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cakeaddictunite Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 4:17am
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wow no one knows???

Lita829 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 4:30am
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I've heard that RI flowers are good for approximately 4 months. I wouldn't use them...I make mine when I need them but that is what my Wilton instructor told our class.

Gumpaste...I don't know.

cakeaddictunite Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 4:34am
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ty Lita829

Lita829 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 4:35am
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You're welcome! Happy I could help icon_smile.gif

Sugarflowers Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:00am
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I have many sets of gumpaste flowers that I have had for almost 10 years. Other than a little dust, they are in good shape. The flowers in my avatar are in my living room and are 9 years old.

If the gumpaste flowers are kept in a airtight container they will last a very long time. Light and humidity are their worst enemies. So if you have a cake due a month from now, you could make the flowers and they will still be fine. Left overs can be saved for future cakes.



ginny71356 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:01pm
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how to make a gumpaste carnation!! trying to teach myself. thanks ginny

JenniferMI Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:05am
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Ditto on what Michelle said about the gumpaste. If you are making them ahead, just store them in the dark, out of the dust and humidity.

Royal icing flowers will last a very long time as well, but the same applies....the light can fade them.


Jen icon_smile.gif

Evoir Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:30am
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Its almost essential to make your GP flowers ahead of time to get them to dry fully before using on a cake, in my experience. I always try to get them done first when working on a cake order - keeping them in a dry dark place like in the stationery cupboard I have just for this purpose! Red and blue-pigmented flowers fade fastest.

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