I Learned The Hard Way - Gum Glue

Decorating By Jess1019 Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm by wilgon1

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Jess1019 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:58pm
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For all you new to gumpaste flowers. I learned the hard way yesterday that petel dust does NOT stick to the flower anywhere gum glue is.

I made several Hibiscus flowers and had to throw them all away because after trying to dust the centers they got all blotchy looking.

I started over and this time wired each petal seperately so as to avoid the gum glue all together.

What a nightmare!!!! Oh well, lesson learned......

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deeb173 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:12am
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Sorry that happened and you had to do them over. I know that making flowers is so time consuming. But we all learn from ours and others mistakes. Thanks for sharing!

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Coral3 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:22am
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How frustrating icon_sad.gif

I don't use anything but water for flowers, figurines etc these days as I've had lots of problems using gum glue. I made gumpaste hibiscus myself recently and only used water - I just posted a pic in case you want to see!:


http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1814953

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deeb173 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 6:37pm
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Those are pretty awesome flowers you did!

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Jess1019 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 5:15am
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beeb173 = THANKS!!!!

Coral3 = Your flowers look great!

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wilgon1 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:41pm
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I also made varios hibuscus and only used water to glue them, you have to wait at least a day until they dry to put them together. I have a cake that I decorated with 28 hibuscus in my photos.

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Coral3 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 10:16am
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I also made varios hibuscus and only used water to glue them, you have to wait at least a day until they dry to put them together. I have a cake that I decorated with 28 hibuscus in my photos.




They look great wilgon1...did you make and dry the petals separately before assembling your hibiscus?

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wilgon1 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 11:15am
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Yes I did otherwise they will break

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Coral3 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 10:09pm
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Yes I did otherwise they will break




I should try that way sometime! I assembled mine wet...with a little water on the edge of each petal to stick it to the next, and then left the whole flower to dry if that makes sense?

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wilgon1 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm
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I tryed to put them all together but they started to come apart. so that is the reason why after I do each petal I put them on the the tube for flower to dry out and the next day I assemble them it is much easier.

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