How To Place Large (Heavy) Gumpaste Flower On Side Of Cake

Decorating By JustVcakes Updated 17 Jan 2016 , 7:27pm by LeanneW

JustVcakes Posted 13 Jan 2016 , 9:38pm
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How do you place a heavy flower on the side of a cake without it sliding down?  I placed a heavy gumpaste (not a flower) on the side of a tier and the tier broke down.  I'm thinking like this:


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costumeczar Posted 13 Jan 2016 , 9:44pm
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When I make those I build them onto a shishkebab skewer, just one of those little bamboo ones that you can get at the grocery store. That way there's a food-safe stick that you can cut to be as long as you need it to be and you can insert it directly into the cake. Then use a little white chocolate to attach the flower to the surface of the cake if it's a fondant cake, or buttercream of it's buttercream, and it should stay.

Claire138 Posted 13 Jan 2016 , 9:57pm
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@costumeczar  I was going to suggest melted chocolate too.

costumeczar Posted 13 Jan 2016 , 9:58pm
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yes, that stuff dries like cement!

JustVcakes Posted 13 Jan 2016 , 11:08pm
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Thanks!

LeanneW Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 7:27pm
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I vote for this method!

"costumeczar 

When I make those I build them onto a shishkebab skewer, just one of those little bamboo ones that you can get at the grocery store. That way there's a food-safe stick that you can cut to be as long as you need it to be and you can insert it directly into the cake. Then use a little white chocolate to attach the flower to the surface of the cake if it's a fondant cake, or buttercream of it's buttercream, and it should stay."

BUT...

That gold flower looks like wafer paper to me, and wafer paper is virtually weightless!

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