Gumpaste Lei?

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CakelynsFinest Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:10pm
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I am doing a luau themed cake and want to make a lei. Does anyone know how to do it?

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MissyTex Posted 4 Jul 2011 , 10:49pm
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Chris Russom made a plumeria flower lei on Amazing Wedding cakes. It was several stacked travel trunks and it was impeccable! The lie hung off the corner of one of them. A picture of it is on pg 2 in the Wedding Cakes portfolio on their website (see the link). They made 50 or more gum paste plumeria flowers on toothpicks and then strung them. I've never made a decent plumeria so I can't help you in that respect. Sorry that's the only help I can give you. Hope it helps you in some way. Good luck.

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kimmisue2009 Posted 4 Jul 2011 , 11:16pm
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I made one a couple of days ago. I havent made the cake yet, so the pic isnt my forum. It was super simple - i just cut a ton of little fondant/gumpaste flowers out in the different colors and kinda ruffled the edges with my fingers a bit. Then I poked holes through the middle with a skewer and let them dry. I strung them on fishing line. The only thing I had to go back and re-do was to put little spacers between the flowers. When I strung the flowers together, it didnt really look lei-ish to me. I just made tiny little balls out of the gumpaste/fondant and poked holes through the middle with a straight pin. Hope that helps! Oh, and it didnt take nearly as many flowers as I thought it would.

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