Palm Trees

Decorating By jaimecharles530 Updated 20 Oct 2010 , 6:58pm by writersblock15

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jaimecharles530 Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:06am
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hi! need help! trying to figure out how to make palm tree leaves on pretzels. to make them stand out and not sag. and saw them done using butter cream.... but how do you not get them to fall over. thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_confused.gif

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cakemama2010 Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:24am
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Buttercream, really? Are you sure it wasn't royal icing? I did some palm trees for my beach cake and made them from gumpaste and let them harden, then attached with royal. If you don't want to use gumpaste or fondant you can pipe them with royal onto some wax paper and then attach once they dry. But I don't know how one would go about that with regular buttercream...

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jennbradshaw Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 4:04am
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I recently made palm trees and covered a pretzel stick with fondant circles to acheive the look of the trunk and then made my leaves with gumpaste and let them dry overnight. I then just glued them on the top of a fondant ball that I had pressed over the top of the pretzel stick. I don't know how to add the picture to my post, but if you look at my most recent cake, it is there.

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writersblock15 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:58pm
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Here is a Palm tree made from fondant and pretzel sticks.

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