Hi everyone -
I am making a beach cake today .....(see below link) -
The member who made this here on CC did such a beautiful job on this cake and I hope she doesn't mind me showing off the picture of the beach cake she made !! She has been so helpful to me but I can't find her today to ask a question !!! Mine is for a bridal shower later this afternoon. OUCH !!!
CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW, ON THE PALM TREES, TO KEEP THE LEAVES STANDING UP, INSTEAD OF FLOPPING DOWN??? I've tried everything I can think of (letting them dry a long time, more gumpaste and less fondant, etc ). I don't want floppy palm trees !!!!
Any help would be appreciated. Next time I won't wait so long to make these things !!! I promise.
Thanks so much....Suzanne
I'm no expert, but here's a bump and a suggestion. I would imagine that the palm fronds need to be dry. Since there is no time for that, is there some way you can use green floral wires to support them and let them dry until the last minute (not that now isn't the last minute )? Good luck - I'm sure it will turn out well.
Prop the leaves or anything else you want lifted with a cotton ball or kleenex until it has harden for a few hours.
I'm not sure if this will work but how about putting the leaves in the oven....on low of course. Maybe that will dry them out quickly.
Thanks all of you for your suggestions. Still workin on it. We'll see what happens. If I absolutely have to, I will stick the fake plastic palm trees that I have on the cake .....at least I have a backup plan....but I REALLY want to use the ones I made.
I'll post a pic when I'm done.....
any other help would be appreciated......still.
Looks like the "fronds" may have been made each individually and then the tree put together after they were hardened. Only other idea that came to my head would be to lay them down upside down with cotton balls or tissue underneath to keep them separate. Janice
this is a goofy question and has nothing to do with cakes, but why do you type "bump" on your relpy?
These things have to dry..sometimes for a few days so they can harden properly.
I don't think you are going to have enough time for them to air dry.
You can try the oven idea..prop them on something...papertowel..something to keep the shape you want.
You have to make things like this ahead of time.
Dollyo - replying to someone's topic will "bump" it back up to the top listing of that forum so that more members will be likely to see the question and offer help.
Dollyo, I was just going to ask the same question!!!
Thank you "ibmoser"!