I've used royal icing to attach large anemone flowers made from petal paste to the sides of fondant-covered cakes and it works brilliantly. At first I was worried that it wouldn't hold them but I've done this several times now and the flowers survived a bumpy (it's always a bumpy road when you're delivering a cake) 40 mile car trip.
I make the royal icing to the consistency of stiff peak. Approximately 7-8 tablespoons of icing sugar to 1 medium egg white. Then...
Oh dear that sounds dreadful! Well I'll give it a go and see how I get on. When you say it's very soft and marks easily, I presume this is when it it's being applied. Does it harden adequately with time?
I'll be decorating the side of this dummy with a running garland of flowers made from petal paste. I'll be fixing them individually with royal icing. I hope this Covapaste is up to the job and doesn't start sliding off under the weight of the flowers! I think...
Thank you Suzanne. Yes, my 20" drum will be iced. I was trying to avoid doing them both together as I've never covered anything so large before (12" is the largest I've done!) I'm using Covapaste for the first time which, I gather, is what they use in the trade and should be more forgiving that Tesco's own brand fondant and/or Dr Oetker. Oh well, I might be brave..... :o)
Thank you for your reply.
before I cover it with fondant/sugarpaste?
I'm not sure if it's a daft question! I will eventually be putting my 16" round dummy onto a 20" cake drum to display it but I'm not sure if I should place it on a thin card to 'ice up to'.
Thank you in advance for your advice.
Hi EveryoneI've been lurking for a while reading lots of your posts but thought it time to come out of the cupboard and ask for some help!I'm making a 10" hexagonal ring box cake. My client has provided a picture and would like it similar to this:http://www.wedding-cakes-for-you.com/images/open-ring-box-cake-21490686.jpgI would like to make the lid as you would see on a real ring box, i.e. open and at more or less 90 degrees (see picture but pretend it's a hexagon!). Is...