Attaching "real-Life" Flowers... Help ???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 5 Jun 2009 , 11:41am by Rylan

Mikel79 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:07pm
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Hi All!

I was asked to do a wedding cake. She wants it to be a 3-Tier Stacked BUTTERCREAM cake. The kicker is she wants "Real" Peach Lilies and White Orchids cascading down the cake. OMG!!

My question is how do I attach "Real-Life" flowers to my buttercream cake? I checked to make sure that these flowers are non-toxic, they are ok. I went to Michaels and saw Flower holders that you stick in the cake. But, the holders are about 4-5 inches long with a hole in the top smaller than a hole punch in a piece of paper. This is for water to be filled in and the stem to be placed. But can these holders be placed on the sides of the cake without falling off? Or the water spilling out?

Even though the flower will be in the holder, wouldn't the pedal of the flower still be touching the cake?

Any advice will be appreciated. =)

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Mikel79 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 2:14pm
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Anyone? =) ???

pattigunter Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 2:17pm
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You can buy those flower holder thingies (not sure what they're called) by Wilton. I used them for my sons cake. Just put them into the cake and then put the flowers inside them to keep them off of the cake. The florist actually did my sons.

KieslerKakes Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 2:31pm
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What about straws! I have seen this on CakeCentral. You can cut them any size you need. I know you can purchase online large whole straws, I forget what they were called. Hope this helps icon_razz.gif

Mikel79 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:42pm
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=) Thx!!

kakeladi Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:53pm
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........how do I attach "Real-Life" flowers to my buttercream cake? .......Even though the flower will be in the holder, wouldn't the pedal of the flower still be touching the cake? .........

Yes, as was suggested use common, everyday drink strawsicon_smile.gif Cut them to whatever length you need/want. Stick a bit of wet cotton into the straw & then the flower(s).
Some people say they fill the straw w/b'cream to hold the flower. You can place the straws in the cake where ever you want.
Yes, there is the possibility that the flowers will touch the icing that's why I always try to talk a bride out of using fresh flowers. Unless they get *certified food-safe* flowers which are expensive and not all that easily found. Most florists will tell you their flowers are safe, but most, if not all, are heavily treated w/pesticides in order to be bug & hole free.

Rylan Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 11:41am
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This is one reason I'm not comfortable using flowers on cakes.

Anyway, good luck.

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