Lots of gum paste flowers

Wedding flowers

I have in the last week or two been so busy making lots and lots of different gum paste flowers and roses. They are all going to be used on my brother and my soon to be SIL wedding tomorrow :-) There will both be cupcakes and a small wedding cake. The weather is soo hot here, not that I should complain though. But I do hope that it will not cause too much trouble when I am going to cover the wedding cake later tonight.

Right now I am going to fill the weeding cakes with strawberry mouse and then I am going to bake three different kind of cupcakes so I better head off to the kitchen. In between the cupcake baking I hope that I will have time to “relax” on the balcony with some nice cold pink lemonade :-) I will post photos of the cake and cupcakes on sunday.

Happy Caking

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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    • Anonymous says

      Just knead in some tylo powder (gum tex) and let them dry for 1-2 weeks in a cardboard box. This will makes them very hard but they will keep their shape when placed in buttercream and humid weather. It will take up to 4-5 hours before they get really soft.

  1. says

    Oh! I sit here with my mouth fallen open, watching the photos of all those beautiful cupcakes, cakes and flowers! Amazing how you can do that!
    I take my cap off for you.

  2. Louise says

    Paulette: The roses is just white from the gum paste I use a brand called Pettinice.

    Melanie: The strawberry is a powder mixture as I need to be sure that it will set properly in the heat. Squires kitchen have such powders I recon.

    Kathy: I transfered the monogram by tracing it with a pencil on top of the plaque. I then painted it with powder color mixed with clear alcohol.

    Becky: Hehe well locally it was close to 30C not 40C though (pheew) but even the very dry roses did get soft because of the humidity. So I am glad we only deal with this in the summer time and not year around.

    Andrea Kopp: I dont have a recipe for it as I use the dumb safe way and use a powder version. You can get it from squires. But you can find a recipe online easy and then you maybe just have to adjust the gelatine part with a 1-2 extra sheets I think.

    Radja Widjaja: well since I use the powder version mousse I have not had any trouble so far. But I have to keep my cake in the fridge just until 1 hour before serving. But the Weddingcake did sweat like crazy. when it got served but so did all the guest ;-)

    Rachel: Well since so many have asked about I think I will try and see if I can find a good one to post about. (this one was a powder mix)

    Nina: Hi hi… jeg køber både her fra og fra England mest. Besøg gerne http://www.kageportalen.dk for mere info om kager og kagegale mennesker.

    Shira: I will se if I can make a post about the cake recipes. I found them while browsing online.

    loana: The peach ones are Hydrangea flowers. Very easy to make as you can buy a cutter and veiner to make them. Look for Sunflower Sugar Art online.

    Cynthia: will work out something for the strawberry mousse.

    Sharon: The R is backwards in their monogram.

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