Dummy Decorating With Wired Gumpaste Flowers

Decorating By Dabest Updated 10 Jun 2016 , 3:58pm by CatherineGeorge

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Dabest Posted 5 Jun 2016 , 12:54am
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I'm decorating my son's wedding cake and was wondering if anyone has any tips on applying wired gumpaste flowers to a cake dummy? 


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costumeczar Posted 5 Jun 2016 , 1:01am
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Take a sharpened skewer to poke a hole into the dummy, then insert the wires into it. If you try to stick the wires in without poking a hole first they'll bend like crazy.

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Dabest Posted 7 Jun 2016 , 6:09pm
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Thanks! Would you suggest only one stem at a time or are sprays possible? It seems the sprays are leaving bigger holes than I like, not to mention the weight. Too much weight could damage the fondant underneath couldn't' it?

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CatherineGeorge Posted 10 Jun 2016 , 3:58pm
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I tape together big bunches and stick those straight in usually. Not least because for a real cake, I prefer to have only a few anchor points with straws or polydowels so it's a good habit. It makes a big hole in the fondant but it's usually mostly colored by the flowers or leaves. Sometimes I add a flower at the joint. For example this cake is a dummy and the flowers only go in at one place, so I could easily replicate it on a real cake. 

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