How Do I Attach Gum Paste Flowers?

Decorating By Euniesdaughter Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 12:56pm by mindy1204

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Euniesdaughter Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 10:21am
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This is my first attempt at using gum paste flowers. I've made various sizes of apple blossoms to attach to a tiered cake, and plan to pipe an icing branch meandering up and around the side of the cake. I didn't want to use wires out of fear of metal contamination, so I just made tiny 'knobs' on the back side of each flower. I read that moisture is a problem with gum paste. Will the flowers get soggy after attaching them to the cake? (The cake is covered with buttercream.) Thanks for yout advice!

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mindy1204 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 12:56pm
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You can use Buttercream to attach them or a little royal icing. Just make sure your flowers are completely dry and you wont have a problem with moisture.

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