Any Help With Gumpaste Mushrooms Would Be Fabulous!!

Decorating By katiebunt Updated 21 Jul 2008 , 2:26am by tree45

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katiebunt Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 6:20am
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I am doing a Tinkerbell Woodlands cake for my daughters 15th birthday party this weekend. Two tiers with Tink sitting on a "tree stump" cake on top. My daughter wants some whimsical looking mushrooms on the cake, and I have never done any mushrooms other than meringue. She wants white bases with red tops w/ white dots. Any suggestions on shaping the tops? Domed, Oblong? I have no idea on this one. The cake she saw them on is at ...

Will these be self-supporting or do I need to run a skewer or something thru them? They look top-heavy to me.

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playingwithsugar Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:00pm
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I wouldn't make them out of gumpaste, I would do them in meringue. That way they would be self-supporting. They can be piped to any size required.

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Malakin Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 8:14pm
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What size mushroom? In my pics I did one with a large RKT top covered in fondant with dots and chocolate cake for the base covered in fondant. For the smaller natural colored ones, they are baked SMBC.

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tree45 Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 2:26am
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I know they look top heavy but I don't think they are....

When you have your gumpaste ball of red, roll it in a ball and stick your finger in the center roll into mushroom shape. from there you can make the stem from a peice of white gumpaste and glue it into the center of the mushroom


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