Layered Petal Cake - Please Help.

Decorating By Alwayzmakincake Updated 18 Mar 2012 , 4:23am by gidgetdoescakes

Alwayzmakincake Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 11:41am
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Hi there,

I'm making ChrisJack's layered petal cake on a BC cake instead of fondant.

I plan on attaching the petals with gum glue. But my biggest question is about my flower. I made my flower out of gumpaste and I'm so scared it's going to break when I stick it on the cake. Not sure what to stick it on with without it falling off. Should I use a big blob of BC and press?

I'm attaching a picture of my flower.

My friend I'm making the cake for has to drive it for an hour. I just don't want the flower to fall off. icon_eek.gif

I would appreciate any advice.

Thank you!

6 replies
mrsmuske Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 6:19pm
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I just made a petal cake on BC and placed a Gumpaste/Fondant flower on the front. I used a toothpick and dipped it into gumpaste then inserted it into the back of the flower, then poked it into the cake at at 45 degree(ish) angle. I also put a dab of BC on the back to help it stick. It traveled for about 40 minutes in the car and did just fine. HTH.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 12:17am
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I used melted chocolate but I attached to fondant I done know about bc

Alwayzmakincake Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 11:31am
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Okay, I made another gumpaste flower and this time stuck a toothpick in it with a little gum glue. I think it will work. Will let you know how it comes out. Thank you for your advice!!

gidgetdoescakes Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 3:08am
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if you used melted chocolate you don't have to worry about someone eating a toothpick

paulstonia Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 4:02am
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I don't think melted chocolate will work on buttercream, probably just melt the buttercream. I think the toothpick will work best.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 18 Mar 2012 , 4:23am
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oh thats right haha I missed the bc thats true

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