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Can I flood a cake dummy with royal icing to get a smooth finish?
Yes, I was going to pipe tiny dots and stars in the shape of the blossom cluster and accent with very tiny fondant flowers and tiny pearls. I have a flower plunger that's only 1/8-1/16" in diameter. I will have to do a test first. The buds of this bush are tiny globes therefore the pearls. Hope it works. Have to do it today. I am on Vancouver Island in Canada and it grows wild here so probably groes all along the Washington,  Oregon and Calif. coast. Any other piping...
Has anyone done Ocean Spray Bush flowers. Client want them 2D on the side of wedding cake. Any ideas?
Great. What a fun cake to do.
Try this one with glucose instead of corn syrup.
Is there any secret to modeling gum paste or fondant, eg. additives? I am slow at figure and face work and have a drying out problem. Tried shortening but of course limbs will not stick on because of it. Help please!!!
The old Sunbeam mixers were work horses but they were made in the US. I had one for 30 years and only gave it away because it was looking too shabby to take to my cake classes. The friend I gave it to is still using it. The new Sunbeams are not made in the US and I went through 2 of them in a couple of months. One lost all it's speed except high which was so high it threw the cake batter out of the bowl. The second one hardly had any power so I returned it and bought a...
Jusat use some buttercream or royal icing to stick it on with.
Refridgerate it but take it out of the fridge a few hours before serving.
Use a good filling and probably no one will notice. Carve while partly frozen and use ganache under the fondant, that will give them the needed stability.
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