I HAVE A CAKE DO SATURDAY. MY FIRST TIER CAKE. IT NEED TO FEED 100 PEOPLE. HOW DO I ATTACH SILK FLOWERS. CAN I JUST STICK THEM IN? MY TIERS WILL BE 12 AND 8. WITH PILLARS.
i use royal icing to attach my flowers to my cake... although in saying that i dont use silk or fresh flowers on my cakes either they are usually all handmade icing ones. sorry cant be of more help
No you can't just stick them in as they could be dirty and the plastic they are made from is likely not food safe. You could insert the ends into straws or get some posy picks.
i have just stuck them in before. i made sure there were no loose plastic pieces that would come off when the flowers are pulled out.
I never have done this but what I imagine is to wrap the stems from the silk flowers with floral tape and stick to cake, the tape protects the cake from the plastic, you can't glue flowers to buttercream with royal icing, the grease from the buttercream might have a melting reaction with buttercream hopefully someone posts a better answer
I love the straw idea I have never used silk or plastic flowers but I have made the gum paste using wire Thank you for the idea
Thanks for the replies. I will try the straws. This is a free cake and they keep changing things on me. So, I was thinking of using silk flowers. Doing a 8, 10 and 12 with pillars. Will this look okay?
For 100 servings I'd do a 6-9-12... it will look more proportional.