I am in the process of mass producing my own stamens in bulk to replicate those you can purchase at the cake store. My plan is to fold over the tip of the wire the depth that is desired for the stamen tip and then dip it in melted fondant or gumpaste .You can nuke this stuff as well as regular royal or buttercream icing and it becomes a viscus liquid depending on how long you heat it. So, if it is left thicker when you heat it, it will create a hyperbolic shape over the "bubble" zone of the wire fairly easily. To get the slightly conical shape you see in the manufactured ones, poke the dipped wire tip into the colored heated icing and then sink it into a piece of foam to cool and dry hard. In the brief time necessary for it to set up, it will slump slightly on the wire making the top pointier and the bottom thicker. Repeat as necessary to get the size you desire.
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8/28/12 at 10:49pm