I am currently planning my sisters wedding cake for June, this is my first stab at doing a cake. but I am crafty & I am confident! What I haven't been able to find is how to attach gum paste flowers to a cake iced with fondant. The flowers I am making are simple one piece cherry blossoms made with a cutter, no wires, likely a flat back. Any products or recipes to attach these to the cake? I have spent hours on the web researching all the aspects of this endeavour but can't find this one.
Just a little dot of royal icing on the back of the dried gumpaste flowers will hold them securely to fondant.
you can also use "gum glue". Just break up about 1/4 teaspoon of gumpaste into a Tablespoon of water. Let it sit for about an hour until most of the gum paste is dissolved. That's it, it makes a great adhesive for gumpaste!
I have also used Wilton's Dab'NHold it's good for little things (it has a yellow tinge to it so careful to not use alot) but the best thing for me to adhering all pieces is just melted chocolate, dab a piece in or dab 2 ends stick them together & within seconds it cools & attaches perfectly. The trick is to not use a glob of it & holding it in place for a second or so so you can feel it take hold. It would be the same with sugar (isomalt) just dab an end in let it drip excess for a second & stick it on, everything melds together seamlessly & it's all better eating than gum glue I think.
Candy Melts!!!! This works like a dream because you can melt and re-melt, and it dries so quickly. Just a little dab and I promise your flowers will NOT budge.
I agree with Jessicake.........white chocolate or candy melts - but if the fondant is stark white, get extra white candy melts.
If you have trouble melting them - add a half teaspoon of Crisco to the melts and stir the half melted candies like crazy. Add some more Crisco if necessary. Thins it out.