Delicate Stems ... Should I Paint Or Wire?

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 19 Mar 2011 , 3:46pm by mmmmmmmmcake1954

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emiyeric Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:24pm
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I'm planning a cherry blossom cake, and really really want to make sure the stems look very thin and delicate. I had originally planned on painting on the stems with gold dust, and then just mounting the blossoms directly onto the cake, but now I'm wondering if it wouldn't just look better with the stems made out of wire with brown floral tape, as long as I keep it thin and delicate. Since the design of the cake itself will be oddly-shaped (double barreled, so taller and harder for me to get perfectly smooth), I was thinking the wire stems with the flowers mounted on may help me cover blemishes better than painted stems would (and possibly give a more natural look?). Any opinions?

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mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:46pm
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Hi emiyeric, personally I think I would paint them on with some dust mixed with melted cocoa butter rather than use taped wire, or maybe you could use an extruder to get some fine fondant strands to glue to the cake. HTH thumbs_up.gif

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