Putting Real Flowers On A Wedding Cake

Decorating By ksmrke Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 8:33pm by indydebi

ksmrke Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:19pm
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I have to do a wedding cake that they want real flowers cascading down the side. The flowers are roses, do I need to cover the stems before I put them in cake, or I have heard that there are water cases that you can put on the stems before you put them in the cake? This is my first wedding cake with real flowers.


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leah_s Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 8:02pm
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The florist should cut and wrap the stems with floral tape. Actually they *sould* wire the head and wrap the wire in floral tape, but you'll probably need a good relationship with a florist to get them to do that.

Flowers are the florist's responsibility, although YOU put them on the cake.

And no, never put a "raw" stem directly in the cake.

cakediva01 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 8:10pm
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If you are purchasing the roses, once cut, you can dip them in melted chocolate or candy melts. That will generally seal them. Wilton also sells flower spikes but that can get pretty expensive if the flowers are cascading all the way down the cake. Good luck.

indydebi Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

And no, never put a "raw" stem directly in the cake.

If you listen to nothing else, listen to this. Do not penetrate the cake with a naked stem.

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