Thea519 Posted 4 May 2012 , 4:03pm
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I need some expert advice! I'm making the attached cake for a wedding this weekend. I made the petals out of gumpaste and I'll be covering the cake with fondant, just as it is in the picture.

My question is- how would you attach the petals to the cake?? Royal icing? "Gum glue" (gumpaste dissolved in water)?? I just want to be sure the petals won't fall off in transport. Thanks!
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cowie Posted 4 May 2012 , 5:25pm
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I would use royal icing myself and bring extra just incase you have one fall off along the way icon_smile.gif

Thea519 Posted 4 May 2012 , 8:16pm
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Okay, cool. Thanks for your help!

kakeladi Posted 4 May 2012 , 9:38pm
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those petals are definately made using gumpaste. You can use fondant strengthened w/Wilton's GumTex OR Tylose.
I don't think one will get the thinness necessary nor the right look using royal icing.
Use a cutter; roll the gp thin, cut then using a ball tool or toothpick ruffle & thin the edges. Dry them in an cardboard apple seperator from the grocery store to give them a nice slight curve.

ApplegumPam Posted 4 May 2012 , 10:03pm
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The way I read it......

Cowie is suggesting to use royal icing to STICK the petals on

Check out the Satin Ice website - there is a RBI tutorial on there that uses a similar technique

cowie Posted 5 May 2012 , 3:20am
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Yes, I was suggesting using royal icing to stick the petals on to the cake icon_smile.gif

LisaPeps Posted 5 May 2012 , 4:23am
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Personally I would use melted white chocolate. It's just because it is easier for me. I don't use royal icing all that often and it is messy to make (hate PS flying everywhere!) so I just melt a bit of chocolate in the microwave and use that. Works perfectly.

arlenej Posted 5 May 2012 , 11:07pm
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My two cents worth? Royal Icing.
Because I'm in the Caribbean I've never ventured into using chocolate to stick anything. But is it really better or at least as good as royal icing? Other than powdered sugar flying everywhere, is there any other reason any of you would prefer using melted chocolate as 'glue'? And would it hold up in the heat and/or humidity that is usually present in the Caribbean?

CreativeCakeFactory Posted 5 May 2012 , 11:57pm
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I made this exact cake a few weeks back. I used sugar glue (water & fondant) to stick them on. Let the cake dry for alittle it and it will be fine.

Thea519 Posted 7 May 2012 , 3:00pm

Thank you all for your help. I used royal icing and it worked perfectly. I had to transport it about 60 miles and not a single petal fell off!

Here's my finished product. Not as good as the original, but I thought it turned out okay icon_smile.gif
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sberryp Posted 7 May 2012 , 3:24pm

Great job! I am happy that it turned out well for you!

kakeladi Posted 7 May 2012 , 7:31pm

....... I had to transport it about 60 miles and not a single petal fell off! Here's my finished product. Not as good as the original, but I thought it turned out okay ......

Just ok?? You kid yourself - it's great! icon_smile.gif

Thea519 Posted 7 May 2012 , 7:49pm
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Just ok?? You kid yourself - it's great! icon_smile.gif




Aww, thanks so much! I used your WASC recipe to make it. It was a HUGE hit! So, thanks for that, too!

AlicesMadBatter Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 12:21am

I LOVE THIS CAKE!  No joke I saved it to my computer an hour ago because I need to make a petal cake and these petals are done perfectly. Great job. How did you "ruffle" the edges so well?  I have never made one before so if anyone has experience or a step-by-step tutorial for making the petals I am a newbie. Thanks in advance. Happy caking.

midgetsue Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 8:45pm

I will be making this cake in May.  The bride doesn't want the cake covered in fondant.  She just wants it iced and the flower petals added.  I am planning to make the petals from gumpaste, but I worry about how well my crusted buttercream will hold the petals on.

remnant3333 Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 10:02pm

Thea519, that is one beautiful cake!!! WOW!! you did a great job!! Pretty.

Ducky316 Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 10:52am

Better than okay...It's beautiful!!! Good job!!!!!!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 10:11pm

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I will be making this cake in May.  The bride doesn't want the cake covered in fondant.  She just wants it iced and the flower petals added.  I am planning to make the petals from gumpaste, but I worry about how well my crusted buttercream will hold the petals on.

I stick fondant to buttercream all the time with just a bit of water. Piping gel works great too.

TheSugarLab Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 3:48am

Great cake! Funny thing... I noticed the inspiration picture on one of my competitors websites. I had seen it before in other places. Plus, based on their other pictures, I highly doubt they made this particular one. It bothers me but since it isn't mine, I don't say anything. Hope no one is disappointed. But I digress... 

midgetsue Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 12:28am

Thanks! 

meldoy Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:42am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this exact cake with buttercream last May in goo ole NC humidity using crusting buttercream and I attached the gumpaste petals by inserting and pressing into the buttercream for the base level.  If I needed any paste it was buttercream OR gumpaste glue depending on where the petals were needing to be attached. It was perfect and no petals fell off.  (we assembled petals on site, much easier and took no time)

liznewbes Posted 8 May 2013 , 5:43am

Can anyone give me input on which cutter to use to make these petals? I don't currently have anything that large and so I'll need to purchase something to make the petals for an upcoming wedding this month.

 

Thanks!

Liz

midgetsue Posted 26 May 2013 , 12:34am

I used my circles and formed them into rose petal shapes.  I needed some bigger ones, so I used the lid off one of my sprinkles bottles...worked like a charm.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3017426/a/3355288/this-is-my-attempt-at-the-petal-cake-so-many-have-commented-on/

Japerez08 Posted 13 Jan 2015 , 4:13pm

I had a quick question.

 

Is it preferred to attach petals while still wet or after they have properly dried?

 

Thanks in advance!

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