I want to put some fake flowers on a cake, but I did one last week and the color from the fake flowers ran in with the buttercream... YUCK.. So, I have another cake order this weekend and I'm planning on using fake flowers again.. I was thinking about putting some parchment paper over the area I put the fake flowers, so the flowers will cover the parchement paprer and the color wouldn't run... Is that a good idea?? Does anyone have a better way??
Thanks so much
Whether it be fake or real, the flowers should never touch the cake. Especially when your dealing with chemicals and pesticides. Besides changing the color of your buttercream, it could be leaking the chemicals into your cake and make someone sick.
You have several options. A lot of people use straws. Your flowers (on wires) are inserted into these straws and can be held in place with a little RI in them.
Option 2: You can take a cake circle and cover it with BC or fondant and place it on that, also securing them with a little RI.
Option 3: Picks. They make floral picks that you can insert into the cake. Sold in craft stores and cake decorating stores.
Option 4: They actually make other things out of acrylic that you can wire your flowers onto. These are good for toppers that are in shapes like arches, etc.
Hope this helps!
what kind of flowers were these? I've never heard of fake flower coloring running.
Oh they run - especially the dark colors you can rinse real well in cool water several times to get out the excess color. Rinse and blot till comes out clear. I did dark purple and they didn"t change color too much.
Most fresh flowers won't fade....but to be sure. don't place directly on the cake.
I have bought dried flowers and made wreaths and they actually do put dyes in them. My parents house doesnt have airconditioning and one summer this flower spray I had made them actually was dripping the dye on the floor from the humidity! So can you imagine put this on a cake? Yikes!