Need Help With Gumpaste Flowers And A Fountain ????

Decorating By mrsjah Updated 26 May 2008 , 1:30am by joshalow

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mrsjah Posted 25 May 2008 , 3:13am
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Hi everyone from Cakecentral, My question is that my bride wants to have gumpaste flowers to go around the fountain, on a ring, does anyone have any ideas how to keep the water from splashing on the flower and not have the flower with luster dusts on them? Also has anyone every had to fountain on a dummy cake?

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TooMuchCake Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:48am
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Hm, I think I'd tell her no to the gumpaste flowers around the fountain. I've got two fountains by different brands, and they both have the occasional overspray or splashes. Can you talk her into silk or fresh flowers around the fountain?

I've used the fountains underneath real cakes, with the cakes up on the grecian pillars above the fountains, and the fountains had real flowers around them. I haven't done one with a dummy cake or on top of a cake, although I've seen that in books and it looks pretty cool.

Maybe someone else will have an idea how you can keep the gumpaste dry while using them with the fountain. Good luck and post a pic when it's done!


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joshalow Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:30am
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My first two wedding cakes, a long time ago, had a fountain each, and a ring of gumpaste roses and filler flowers around the fountain. What I did was to use a styrofoam ring to go around the fountain. I stuck my flowers, ribbons, and little pieces of tulle ( tied with wire) into the sides of the styrofoam ring. I then set the fountain into the ring. You have to play around with where the flowers are, so it will all sit level. I think I may have put a little less water in the fountain- but I can't remember as that was a long time ago.

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