Hand Molded Edible Flowers

Decorating By akcooker Updated 7 Apr 2008 , 11:08am by bellatrixothersis

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akcooker Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 12:50pm
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I have a wedding cake to make in July (humidity will probably be high here in Michigan). The bride would like to have 3-D flowers that can be eaten. I understand that gumpaste flowers should not be eaten, so what can I substitute? White chocolate clay? Fondant or MMF? Thanks for ideas and suggestions!

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chocolatecake Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 1:20pm
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Thanks for asking the question!

I'm curious too about what edible materials work in humidity or heat-

Does chocolate clay melt? Is there something that can be added to make it more durable?

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TheButterWench Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 2:19pm
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How about royal icing? they dry hard as candy and won't melt in the humidity.

You can even mount royal Icing flowers on wires, sort of like a bouquet if you desire.

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kendi25 Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 2:34pm
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I have a question also about flowers, are the flowers that are made from gumpaste supposed to be life-sized? My flowers seem to come out smaller. Is it my cutters are samll or is it just that I am doing something wrong? I am thinking of just buying flower cutterss from Scott - I am in love with the guy.


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bellatrixothersis Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 11:08am
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I'm new to gumpaste too, but the flowers don't have to be lifesize if you don't want to make them that way... When I started I practiced with the Wilton set then fell in love with gumpaste! I've moved on to the life size flowers because I love how they look. If you use bigger cutters your flowers will be bigger..

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