I Hate Being Such A Novice...

Decorating By KayMc Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 2:07am by debbief

KayMc Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 3:36pm
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Man, sometimes I really just suck. I've spent many, many hours this past week making gumpaste decorations for a cake I'm doing this week. (I'm a hobbyist, no professional). I have two horse chestnuts, about 20 red berries, a bunch of leaves (4 different types), few yellow flowers, two red flowers, 2 realistic (for my novice ability anyway) looking mice, etc, etc. I was feeling pretty good about them, until I was hit between the eyes with a realization. LESSON LEARNED: DON'T MAKE DECORATIONS WHILE DRINKING A GLASS OF WINE!!!!! I only put some of the decorations on wires, not any of the leaves. Now, there is no way I can make a spray with the leaves and berries, as the leaves are all stand-alone, not on wires. I'm such a schlump......

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peg818 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 6:45pm
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Don't loose the leaves you can just put them here and there to fill in gaps.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 6:51pm
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I've heard of some people being able to heat up the end of the wire and then they can stick it in the leaf/flower. Might work.

bakencake Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 6:54pm
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Don't loose the leaves you can just put them here and there to fill in gaps.


also, try wetting the back of leaves putting the wire then putting some gumpaste in the same color in the back, a little, just enough to sandwich the wire and the back of the leaf and glue it together.

KayMc Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 9:19pm
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All good suggestions! Thank you!

debbief Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 2:07am
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Don't loose the leaves you can just put them here and there to fill in gaps.

also, try wetting the back of leaves putting the wire then putting some gumpaste in the same color in the back, a little, just enough to sandwich the wire and the back of the leaf and glue it together.




I've actually done this before and it worked perfectly.

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