Anybody know how is it the best way to attach gumpaste roses on the side of a fondant cocered cake??
Hope you can help
I like to use royal icing or piping gel to attach flowers to a fondant cake. Royal icing is the strongest of the 2.
I make my gumpaste roses on long toothpicks(club sandwich length) and then just stick them in where ever I want very simple
Madge, I do the same as you. (Kinda thought I had invented it, but nothing is really new!) It gives me comfort that it won't fall off, plus it easy when forming the flower in the first place.
When you build the roses on the toothpicks, do you do so by just putting the cone base on the toothpick? Also where do you get the longer picks? I need to do this for a cake and I want to do a practice run
Yes, shove the toothpick into the bottom of the cone. I use regular toothpicks. I used a small dab of royal icing in the base of the flower before shoving it into a cake.
I make the cones and put the toothpick into it and make sure its pressed tight against on bottom side of cone then let dry for several days...then start making your roses...I play around with ways to help them to dry in a way I want ie using circle cutters to collar the petals until they are dry enough to remove.....have fun and experiment, thats what I did....because I did not llike the idea of putting wire into cake
Good idea Madge....where do you get the long toothpicks? Do you have an online source? TIA!!
Thank you very much. Think I will use both toothpich and royal icing!