Attach Gumpaste Roses To A Dummy Cake?

Decorating By cai0311 Updated 23 Dec 2009 , 3:52am by Mike_Elder

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cai0311 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 7:22pm
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Okay, this upcoming Feb. I am going to partake in my very first bridal show. One of the cake displays I would like to do is similar to

The difference being I would like to do gumpaste roses instead of real roses. The cake will be as follows:
12" bottom tier, 10" tier, tier w/ roses, 10" tier, 8" tier, tier with roses, 8" tier, 6" tier. Ambitious, I know. And there is a chance that design will change as I will probably get sick of making roses. So, what size styrofoam round should I buy for the two tiers with roses and how do I attach them to the styrofoam? Do I need to put floral wire in each flower and put that in the styrofoam or maybe a dab of royal icing? Should I cover the tier in fondant or leave the styrofoam exposed (you won't see the tier so exposed won't affect the look).

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dsilvest Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 7:42pm
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This cake is lovely

8" with roses - cover the outside edge with ribbon in case it shows through
6" with roses- cover the outside edge with ribbon in case it shows through

Attach the roses with royal icing, you won't have to worry about them shifting or coming loose.

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Cakepro Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 12:32am
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Simply make your rose bases on toothpicks and VOILA ~ just stick 'em in the dummies.

You can't really do roses without your base either being wired or on a toothpick anyway.

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Mike_Elder Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 3:52am
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Do you really think you can completely hide the styrofoam dummy?? I couldn't!! I'd atleast cover it in a thin sheet of fondant first! LOL that way when your trying to force all those rigid roses together and there happens to be a few (even tiny) gaps. there's something underneath... I know at shows everyone uses dummy cakes but the idea is to do it as you would a real cake!! and you'd have to ice that, even if just in bc!! otherwise I'd use a little royal and also the rose wire itself.
good luck!!

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