polliwawg Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 5:43pm
post #1 of

I am doing an cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and gumpaste rose petals, should I add piping gel or gum glue to the back of the petals before placing them on the cake?

4 replies
AZCouture Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 6:59pm
post #2 of

ANo, as long as they're not very heavy, just gently press them on to the cake.

polliwawg Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:17pm
post #3 of

AThanks! Would you suggest adding the petals at the venue once the icing has warmed up or would it be OK to add them before refrigerating?

FromScratchSF Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:30pm
post #4 of

I add my decor to SMBC when it's firm and cold otherwise you run the risk of it sinking right in.

AZCouture Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:31pm
post #5 of

AI try to avoid doing anything on site, but that's up to you. I don't know how thick the petals are, or what the design is, so hard for me to say.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%