What is the best thing to make fall flowers out of for an anniversary cake? I don't want to use fresh flowers, I want to try to make them myself, and I don't really like the taste of gumpaste-I may try to use half gumpaste and half fondant...but I'm going to be making sunflowers, leafs, roses, tulips, and dogwood flowers this weekend.....what should I be using? Thanks!!
I make my flowers out of a 50/50 mix and I use either Satin Ice or Fondariffic ( whichever I have on hand ) products and they taste quite good. I used to use Wilton and it didn't taste too good and I didn't think it mattered if the flowers and decorations tasted good. When I saw the # of people who do eat them I decided to make a change.
Yes, a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste is excellent.
Very few - if any - people will eat them; don't concern yourself w/the taste You can always knead in some extract to help the taste a bit. I've done that many times.