How do they get flowers etc to stay on the side of the cake....I have used toothpicks, and usually they fall off at some point. I see them spraying on the cake shows...is that just to hand fondant to fondant or for buttercream to fondant or what? I thank you for all help.
If your cake is frosted with buttercream, you can put the flowers on before the buttercream crusts, and you shouldn't need anything else to attach them. When I put fondant flowers on a fondant cake, I use a dab of buttercream for a large flower or a dot of meringue powder mixed with water for a small flower or flat decoration. Most of my flowers aren't very heavy.
Maybe the reason the toothpicks don't stay is that the weight of the flowers pulls the toothpick down through the cake.
If you are placing fondant on fondant water is fine they will meld together and stay if you are adding large or heavy flowers make the floers on floral wire and place small straws or flower picks in cake and put flowers in them. HTH
Oh what perfectly wonderful helpful tricks ....I can hardly wait to try these...thanks you soooooooo much