Gumpaste Tiara Question

Decorating By babycakes73 Updated 27 Nov 2009 , 5:37pm by aundrea

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babycakes73 Posted 27 Nov 2009 , 4:43am
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I have seen many fabulous tiaras made of gumpaste on CC and I was wondering, how does one neatly and cleanly stick all those pieces together?
What exactly is the so called glue?
Thanks for any feed back on this.

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Loucinda Posted 27 Nov 2009 , 5:20pm
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I use a clay extruder to make the pieces, cutting the piece in half to make mirrored sections (so each side is the exact same size) I use an exacto knife to cut them, angled if necessary for the piece I am working on.

The "glue" I use is gumglue, just a about 1/4 teaspoon size of gumpaste dissolved in about 1 tablespoon of water.

I also make a long rope to put at the bottom to cover all the loose odds and ends that are there.

Here is one I did:

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aundrea Posted 27 Nov 2009 , 5:37pm
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ive tried many times to make a tiara out of RI with no success.
i did make one out of gumpaste using a mold. there a pic of the cake in my photos. it was so easy. not the prettiest of tiaras but super simple!!
my only regret was i didnt have time to decorate like i wanted to, i had spent so much time on the RI tiara.
i know there are alot of people here who do RI tiara who might be able to help. but if you want a quick and easy method-use gumpaste with a mold.

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