Do You Assemble Gumpaste Flowers On Site?

Decorating By Noobz Updated 21 May 2011 , 3:47pm by Noobz

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Noobz Posted 21 May 2011 , 10:13am
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Hi, i'm going to be making a flower topper made of gumpaste flowers inserted into a styrofoam ball. My question is whether its risky to transport the topper pre-assembled in case of breakages or should I do it on site? Would it be okay in a cake box on my lap? The petals are quite delicate and my heavy hands have already claimed a few.

I've tried searching for a similar thread but didn't find one so apologies if this is an oft-repeated question.

Thank you, Noobz.

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sweetooth0510 Posted 21 May 2011 , 10:48am
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I would say assemble at home and transport carefully to the venue. Better to be stressed and have fumbly/heavy hands at home where you have everything on hand for fixups than in an unfamiliar venue. Take a little repair kit and spare flowers incase things do get bumped along the way.

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leah_s Posted 21 May 2011 , 11:49am
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I'd assembled at home. Cut strips of bubble wrap and weave it around and through the flowers to cushion them during transport.

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peg818 Posted 21 May 2011 , 11:51am
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If I have to travel far with a gumpaste arrangement
I pack the flowers with tissue to minimize breakage.
But I always assemble at home so I can just place on the
cake when I get there

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Noobz Posted 21 May 2011 , 3:47pm
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Thanks very much! I would prefer to do it at home so at least I don't have to rush etc icon_biggrin.gif

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