I am making my first wedding cake. It will be a three layer cake covered in buttercream. I will be making MMF Roses (or Gum Paste cause I haven't decided yet). It seems to me that these roses might be kind of heavy. The roses will be cascading down the side of the cake. How do I attach the roses so they don't fall off?
Have you thought of making them out of 50/50 fondant/gumpaste? That will give you more working time but they will dry better. I took the Wilton 3 course and we made the roses on toothpicks and then just stuck them into the cake to arrange. They kind of rest on each other and support the weight that way. I covered my cake with fondant so hopefully someone will be able to tell you if buttercream requires a different technique. Good luck!
If you want to attach them just use tylose-glue...
How to make?
You need a little pot, put some tylose in and fill it in with water
You have to stir and wait a day (or night)
You can use it as glue !
Thank you cherrycakes, for the toothpick tip! I may try the 50/50 thanks!
Cake-makerz, Will the glue hold the roses onto the buttercream? Where do you get tylose? Thanks for the tip!
Don't know for the buttercream, i know it's good for fondant.....
You can get tylose in (most) webshops...
I have links for the tylose on Dutch webshops (Don't think you can use it but take a look) :
No you can't attach it on buttercream.....
Don't know anything else..
I think you have to use icing
I attached roses to buttercream last week. I used candy melts. However, I've also used toothpicks in the past and they worked great too.
If I want to cascade roses on buttercream iced cakes I make the roses on toothpicks or on food friendly bamboo skewers depending on how large the roses are. Just the calyx to finish is all you need with cascading roses. I would make them in gumpaste rather than fondant or mix fondant with gumpaste 50/50..
Hope this helps..
Thanks all! I plan to try the toothpick method. I have about 5 weeks, so I plan to start making the flowers soon.
Thank you so much!
If you need better instructions on how to make them, let us know!
Thanks cherrycakes! I will definitely let you know! I am a little curious about petal dust??? Not sure what to get or how to use it or even if it is necessary. I would like a little shimmer or silver to the roses as they will be blue on a white cake. I think it would dress it up a little bit.
For shimmer, pixie dust works really well but you have to get that from a cake decorating store or online. I use Wilton's pearl dust in white or silver (I buy it at Michael's) to add a touch of shimmer - just use a soft brush to apply it after the roses are completely dry. Good luck!
I have read about adding gum tex to MMF to make a more pliable and faster drying rose. Will this work? Can I add the gum tex in the liquid phase of the MMF (melted marshmallows... before adding the sugar).
Yes you can add gum tex but work it into the fondant after it is completely made.
I use gumpaste in my roses too. Just make sure you roll it out very thin. The petals look nicer when they are thin.