I've been baking a carrot cake with cream cheese icing for the family for years. Now my daughter has asked that I make it for her wedding. I would love to add some gumpaste flowers, but don't know if the moisture from the cream cheese icing would make them 'melt". Any advise/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You need to create a waterproof barrier between the flowers and icing. I've painted the bottoms of flowers with candy melts or maybe you could hide a fondant platform under the flowers?
@costumeczar - what kind of gumpaste would you recommend?
I wouldn't use the store-bought fondant+tylose "gumpaste" since it isn't really gumpaste and it tends to be more susceptible to humidity in my experience. The recipe they have on the back of the Wilton GumTex is useless too. Get a recipe that uses gelatin, ti's a real gumapste and holds up better.