Stacking With Fresh Flowers In Between Tiers

Decorating By HBcakes Updated 28 Dec 2013 , 4:57am by Charbriggs3

HBcakes Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:09pm
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Maybe not so complicated question, but I don't know how to keep anything short- sorry!

Hoping I could get some help on something new for me! I have wedding cake in September where the bride wants fresh flowers separating the tiers of her cakes. We're doing a total of 6 round tiers (16-14-12-10-8-6). They'll be in sets of 2, so it's 16-14 then flowers, 12-10 then flowers, then the top 2 tiers. Though I've done plenty of 6 tier stacked cakes, I haven't stacked with this type of separating, so I was wondering what to use in between the tiers.....I'll obviously assemble on site with this and put the flowers on there, so am I okay with just styrofoam and using flower picks, and still doing a center dowel to sturdy it? Someone tell me if I'm way off here, please!

Thanks so much!!

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tonedna Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:14pm
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I just do colums in between the cakes.. The flowers will hide them.
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panchanewjersey Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:18pm
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Yeah trust Edna she always does beautiful stuff and she knows it well!

tonedna Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by panchanewjersey

Yeah trust Edna she always does beautiful stuff and she knows it well!

Thanks..that so sweet to say!

Here is a photo of one done with colums..

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lisa5573 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:25pm
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That cake is beautiful!!

I've never put fresh flowers on a cake. What do you use so that the flowers are not actually "in" the cake?

sweetjan Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:29pm
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Edna, you are absolutely amazing!!!

tonedna Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:36pm
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you can use some wax or parchment paper so the flowers lay on it..

lisa5573 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:38pm
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Great idea. Thanks. I guess that is pretty simple!

tonedna Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:53pm
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I love those cakes..they are the most easiest ones!
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HBcakes Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:58am
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So I take the flowers have no trouble staying fresh for several hours then if they're just placed on wax paper instead of in some type of moisture, like flower picks?

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:50am
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Flowers are not as fragile as you think. For those who know my story about how my icing held up in 90+ degree, high humidity, outside for 5+ hours, there were also lots of fresh roses on and around it .... and they held up fine. Looked great for the photos ....5 hours later.

Charbriggs3 Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 4:57am
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ACan you use styrofoam forms between the layers and insert the flowers into those? I am beginning cake maker and my niece wants this xake and I have only been doing cakes for a year. [IMG ALT=""][/IMG] This is the cake she wants but we will be doing different decor on the tiers but it will be square and this tall.

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