Hi! I've made the wired petals for a gumpaste magnolia I'm attempting to make. I'm having a lot of trouble attaching the petals though. When I tape the individual petal onto the wire, they move around and keep bending. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it so the petals won't move around all over the place?
Any help would be very much appreciated!
You need to get right up in there nice and tight with your tape. Start down slightly lower and then move the tape as far up as you can. Once you get the entire flower finished taping, you can move the petals wherever they need to sit.
Sometimes, those little buggers just won't cooperate. They're the ones you either move to the back of the arrangement or lay flat on the cake!
What Sweet_Guys mentioned above is true. Also it depends on the wire that you used. Sometimes with bigger, heavier petals and leaves you need to use a thicker wire to support the weight of the petal. It also helps me sometimes if I first tape every wire individually and the attach them together. Hope that helps.