Don't Gum Paste Flowers Pull Off The Sides Of The Cake???

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 10 Aug 2011 , 8:17pm by kearniesue

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:18pm
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Question... don't gum paste flowers (when put on the side of a cake), when using lots of them, pull off the side of the cake? I've only ever made a fake wedding cake with gum paste flowers cascading down the sides because I was afraid to do it as real cake. Ron Ben-Isreal and others always make beautiful cakes with cascading gum paste flowers so I know it can be done.. but HOW does it not pull off the cake because of the weight?

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sweetflowers Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:32pm
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I have done many cascading flower cakes. I build from the bottom up with the larger flowers and the stems are long enough(about 3") that they have plenty of structure. then fill in with the filler flowers. Also, my flowers are thin, so not that heavy. My wires are coated in white chocolate (no, it doesn't break or peel off) and that adds support inside the cake.

Forgot to add, I place the flowers on at the venue after the cake is set up...

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:40pm
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Do you start at the bottom so that the flowers kind of support one another (they don't pull down because there is another one below it)?

thecakeprincess Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:41pm
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Great idea to coat wires with white chocolate.

sweetflowers Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 10:13pm
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Yes I build from the bottom up, with the larger flowers first.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 6:21pm
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Do others do it this way too then?

sweetflowers Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 8:05pm
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I don't know, I only know how I have done it I have several cake in my photos that I did this way.

kearniesue Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 8:17pm
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I do that too, but I sometimes use toothpicks instead of wires.

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