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

  • Posted by: Nan
  • February 22, 2015
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hardlikearmour 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.
 
Lindsay-Jean H. 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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