Help! How Do I Make A Flower Topper !

Decorating By pinkbiz Updated 13 Oct 2008 , 1:57pm by Charmaine49

pinkbiz Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 2:57am
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this is my 1st wedding cake and its super simple but i did my own calla lillies and i want to put them on top and i just don't know how to do it is it with a rounded foam?? please help cake is for tomorrow

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cdavis Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 3:22am
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I've used rounded styrofoam before. A styrofoam ball cut in half works well. I use royal icing to attach gumpaste flowers to the styrofoam. Just make sure you use leaves or tulle to fill in the bare spots. I'd love to see a picture of the finished cake. Hope this works out for you.

Charmaine49 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 5:32am
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Aaah!! thanks cdavis, that is a brilliant suggestion.
I am doing a wedding cake in 2 weeks time and was also wondering how I can get the flowers on top to look like a posy. Take it you would put the "cut-up ball" on a disc before putting it on top of the cake?? OR, am I just being "blonde" by asking such a stupid question.
Hey!! its early morning here, just woken up and the brain is not in full function right now.........

cdavis Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 12:49pm
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I would attach the styrofoam to a cake board so that you don't have little styrofoam pices come off onto the cake. I have also used the "boquet makers" that you can buy at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. They have a plastic handle on them (use the straight handled ones only) that you can push down into the cake. Then, after the wedding the bride can display the beautiful floral cake topper by either standing it in a vase, or laying in a curio cabinet.
Good Luck and let us know how it turns out.

Charmaine49 Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 1:57pm
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thanks cdavis, will post a photo of the cake. The wedding is on the 25th of this month, trying to sort out the flowers, want to make them myself.
made a couple of test runs, but want to modify what I have done.

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