Making palm tree leaves for cupcakes, should I use gumpaste or fondant
& how far in advance can I make these leaves & assemble them as a stand up tree for cupcakes
February 22, 2015
Gumpaste or Fondant
February 24, 2015
I'd go gumpaste because it fully dries. The leaves can be made way ahead of time as long as they stay dry (store in a container with a dessicant). I'd use modeling chocolate to make the trunks. I'd assemble them same day if possible, but I'm sure they'd hold up overnight in a cool room.
February 23, 2015
You might have already made them by now, but a quick internet search pulled up tutorials for both gumpaste (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCklVx6mO0A) and fondant (http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/editable-palm-trees-for-a-cake/) palm tree leaves. Good luck!
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