Cherry Bossoms On On Branches-How To ?

Decorating By phoenix13 Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 3:32pm by tlreetz

phoenix13 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:23pm
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I need to do a 5 tier w/ cherry blossoms on branches that reach of the cake a bit, not just flat against cake.I'd like to start the blossoms now since I have time.
Question 1- can I make the blossoms on wire, so I can wire them together in a gumpaste branch later?
2- how would I make them on a wire?
3- Or would you just make blossoms w/out wire and stick them on the branches another way?( I just imagine them popping off during delivery!)
4- When I do the branches, should I put a base wire in them to brevent breakage& whats the safest medium?
I know its a lot of questions, but you guys always have the best answers!

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tlreetz Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:32pm
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We made one this past summer:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1214584

I made the blossoms on wire stems and then wrapped them with brown floral tape. You simply insert the wire into the center cone of the blossoms and stand them upright in foam to dry. I then used brown fondant as the winding branch up the cake and slid the blossom wires into the branch. You will want to texture the branch to make it more realistic.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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