Fresh Flowers On A Cake

Decorating By therese379 Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 4:25pm by therese379

therese379 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 8:30pm
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What is the trick to putting fresh roses on a basket cake... client wants fresh roses on a cake that looks like a basket... any tips would be great... thanks therese

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therese379 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 8:49pm
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angelaM thanks for the fast reply.. but I would need 40-50 spikes for this cake... any other suggestions.... would you insert them into the cake????
flowers are chemical free from the floral shop...

AngelaM Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 8:52pm
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Wow that's a lot of flowers!

In that case I'm sorry, I'll have to sit back and hope somebody more experienced can help you. I'm interested to hear their ideas though!

jhay Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 8:57pm
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Maybe just used the tops...

You could buy a 1/2 ball (dome) of floral foam,(you'd have to cover it in something food safe, like saran or wax paper or something), and then glue it to a cardboard cake round so that nothing hazardous touches the cake. Cut the roses about an 1/2 inch below the flower's head. Take floral wire, push it through what's left of the stem and wrap it over itself. Be careful not to crush the stem. (needle nose pliers help!) Then shorten the wire and push the flowers into the foam.

Gently set the dome on top of the cake like a topper. That's what I did for this one.
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AngelaM Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 9:00pm
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That's beautiful jhay! BTW I'm in CF too, what part are you in?

nettemc Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 9:24pm
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You could use straws instead of spikes..much cheaper...

therese379 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:25pm
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thanks for all your help... therese

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