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Help with Gumpaste flower

The The Bakers Dozen: Help with Gumpaste flower
By Toots (Toots) on Thursday, April 13, 2000 - 08:08 pm: Edit

Hi all,

I hope someone here can help me. I have an idea for a cake design. I would like to use the tropical flower "bird of paradise". The trouble is I am not sure how to go about making these with gumpaste. I have some experience working with this medium ( roses, orchids, small buds, and leaves ect..)but not tons. If anyone has any thoughts I would greatly appreciate hearing them


By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Thursday, April 13, 2000 - 08:56 pm: Edit

That's a tough one. I can't really describe it in a message, but I can send you some information on it. Send me a private e-mail to to arrange something

By W.DeBord on Thursday, April 13, 2000 - 11:04 pm: Edit

I'm not sure how I would explain it in writing. I have a book source for it. If you want I could copy it and fax it somewhere for you or you could try to find the book, if you need more info. after speaking to Mikeh.

By Panini (Panini) on Friday, April 14, 2000 - 05:43 pm: Edit

buy one, break it down and recreate it in gum paste or rolled fondant . I suggest fondant because you can precolor it. The gum paste is hard to shoot or powder the different color lines.

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