I am making an 8 tiered wedding cake next week with fresh roses. This will be my first time using fresh flowers. I am using the Wilton center column cake stand; 4 graduated tiers (6,8,10,12) in the center column and four 6 inch satellite tiers (the "Lady Windmere" style). My question is how long will the roses stay fresh after they are on and around the base of the cake? The reception area will be air conditioned, will will help and I am using a buttercream icing. I am using 3 inch spikes for the roses that will actually go in the cake, and will wrap the stems of the ones that won't be inserted into the cake in saran wrap. So can anyone tell me how long the roses that aren't in the spikes (with water) or wrapped in saran wrap will stay fresh? This will also be the largest cake I've done, and I have to transport it 30 miles. So that is another thing that has me concerned. By the way, I am new to this site - but I LOVE it!!! JPark
As long as they are kept in water right up to the time they are put on the cake and they are in the air conditioner. They will last long enough for It takes awhile for them to get wilty. Good luck. I did in June with 12 doz roses. It is posted in my pictures.
I looked at your cake with the roses!! It turned out beautiful.