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Gumpaste flowers on buttercream

post #1 of 7
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I just made Gumpaste flowers that will dry through to the middle of Saturday. I will apply the flowers to the top of the cake and deliver it shortly thereafter. It is for an affair on Sunday.

My Question is this - Does anyone think my flowers will wilt?????

Cakeymom
post #2 of 7
No. Because you can kind of fluff them if they do. I would say check them Friday afternoon to be safe
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the response but I really need a little more advice??  The cake will be delivered on Saturday and consumed on Sunday so it will sit for a day with the gumpaste flowers on it.  Do you think they will wilt?????

 

 

 

Cakeymom

post #4 of 7

they might- it's not an impossibility--on friday test it with a scrap from flower making--

 

if the cake will be in the refrigerator the chances increase--test it that way--

 

but most of the time they are fine

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post #5 of 7

It depends on what the gumpaste is made from, where the cake is stored, and what the humidity level is. If you're using a quick gumpaste that's not really gumpaste but is fondant with tylose in it, that has more of a chance of softening up than a gumpaste that has no glycerine in it. If you put the cake ina box that doesn't let the air circulate around it, the moisture from the buttercream can recirculate into the gumpaste and soften the flowers. The safest thing to do would be to put the flowers on right before delivery, and tell the people who are taking the cake to store it in a non-humid place with the box open so that air can circulate into the box.

post #6 of 7

Yeah, what customeczar said.   There are lots of 'depends' on this.  I have done it with no problem but then I'm in a very dry area.  If the cake is dry (icing not sweating and crusted some) you should be good ok.

post #7 of 7

Mine did. They were fine until I put the cake in my Wilton cake holder after dinner and snapped the dome on. The next morning the flowers were blobs. You could tell there had been beautiful handcrafted flowers, but... 

 

Like costumeczar said, it depends.

 

Happy baking,

Vel

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