Making gum cake flowers

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 19:50.

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I learned about gum cake flowers last Saturday when I had dinner at a friend's house. 

Instead of a "barn raising", we had a cake raising - including making "roses" like the sample in the image.   Lots of fun.

I will get the info about the gum and post it here soon. 

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No transfats I hope?

Many bakeries use transfats in making fondant and other stuff used to make flowers for cakes. I hope your friend had a healthier recipe.

Tragacanth

So much cultural history in a confectionary flower

--a talent possibly lost on the next generation. 

Amazing.

  Thanks JB!