Hello cake gurus,
I'm very much a novice cake decorator, but a few friends have started asking me to make cakes for them, as I love doing it.
One of my friends has asked for a cake topped with waterlilies. I've never made any kind of delicate sugar/gum paste flower before and am freaking out a bit. I rolled out some gumpaste yesterday and cut out some petal shapes, used a veining mold and fixed them to a disk-like central point and have left them to dry. My concern is that the are very thin and droopy and I don't think they'll sit up like a water lily.
Does anyone have any tips for me about making gum-paste flowers? How thin should I roll the gum paste? How long will they take to dry? What's the best way of assembling and affixing them to the cake?
I would love any advice or feedback :)