I have a wedding cake to do in a couple of weeks and need to know - How do you insert a gumpaste rose bouquet as your cake topper? Do you just stick into the cake or lay it on top, or insert into something?
Hi, you can use a thin cake bosrd, smaller than the tier which the flowers going on. Then Stick a ball of fondant on it, in the middle and then arrange the roses on the fodant. So you can take the whole thing and place it on the cake. ( hope it make sence)
There are several ways. What she ^^^^ said &/or
use a plastic drink straw
OR use a posy pick.
Never, ever stick any flower stems into a cake - real, plastic, or wire
I do roses and other GP flowers on toothpicks, which are totally foodsafe and make it easy to stick flowers wherever I want them.
Thanks for your suggestions.
you can make a 3-4" circle of gumpaste , about 1/4 " thick ..let dry.. make your flowers and leaves.. let dry... place some fresh fondant on dried circle.. put a little water on circle to adhere fondant and build your bouquet.. the recepient , can the keep it.. in toba garrett's class. we build right on the fondant covered cake.. with the ball of fresh fondant and go from there... but putting it all on this circle.. is nice to keep
How do I ensure the bouquet doesn't get too heavy for a cake? Or do I have to worry?
Do toothpicks ever leave a 'wooden' flavour around the cake they are stuck in?