What To Make Palm Tree Leaves Out Of?

Decorating By klj0207 Updated 15 Jan 2009 , 1:37am by MacsMom

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klj0207 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 12:45am
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I'm wanting to make my son's birthday cake (jungle theme) I want to make palm trees. I made some leaves out of gumpaste, but they won't stick to the pretzel rods. Is there something else I can use besides gumpaste or fondant? And how do I get them to stick?

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debster Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 12:51am
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Once they dry stick them on with royal icing they won't go anywhere. Hope this helps you. icon_biggrin.gif

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sparklepopz Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 1:08am
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Royal icing does work well, but for a much quicker setting medium, you can use candy melts.

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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 1:21am
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I agree, use candy melts to attach your leaves onto whatever you're using for trunks. That method works really well.

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MacsMom Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 1:37am
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I just use a glob of softened fondant... Make a ball, stick in lightly dampened tips of the gumpaste/fondant palm fronds, smoosh it 'til it holds securely.

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