How Do You Attach Your Dried Gumpaste Flowers To Buttercream

Decorating By KayMc Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 10:24pm by pajamamama3

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KayMc Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 3:53pm
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Other than pushing the gumpaste flowers and leaves into the smoothed buttercream frosting, is there another way to attach the flowers/leaves to the buttercream?

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carmijok Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 4:07pm
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Depending on how heavy the flowers are, I've always used a touch of buttercream or royal icing to the backs of the flowers or other decor and put on the cake. If you're using a crusting buttercream it should work fine. If they are very heavy you might have to use toothpicks or some other type of support.

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brensmom12 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 4:18pm
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I agree. A dot of buttercream on the back seems to work very well.

Catherine

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KayMc Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:25pm
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Will that work on the side of the cake?

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brensmom12 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:43pm
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It should as long as the flowers are not too heavy.

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KayMc Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 11:33pm
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Will that work on the side of the cake?

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pajamamama3 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:24pm
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I'm facing the same dilemma - I made gumpaste flowers that might be a bit heavy to expect a dab of buttercream to adhere it solidly to the side of a two tier cake. I was thinking of using candy melts, that always works as a good glue but I never tried it on buttercream before. Maybe the toothpick idea isn't too far off?

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