First Wedding Cake . . . So Many Questions (Fresh Flowers??)

Decorating By srs7874 Updated 19 Mar 2010 , 4:45pm by srs7874

srs7874 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:57pm
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Hi!

My cake partner and I just got our first wedding cake order! We are excited but nervous . . . and it isn't even until October!

The bride wants fresh flowers on the cake. I'm sure it will be at least 10 hours from the time we place the flowers until the cake is served. Will they last? Any tricks to keep them fresh?

Anyone ever done platinum fondant? I do not have an airbrush. Did you use luster dust?

Thanks for any help you an provide!

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tiers2you Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:32pm
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Are you providing the flowers? Often times when fresh flowers are used they are provided by the florist (as to match the rest of the wedding's flowers) prior to the reception (while setting up.) In that case all you need to do is be prepared for them. If you are to provide them, I suggest keeping them in a cooler until set up and just placing them when you set up the cake.

pearlydi Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm
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Congratulations!!! Depending on your cake design you may like to use this fresh flower holder from Wilton here the web http://www.wilton.com/store/site/department.cfm?id=3E305690-475A-BAC0-5DFBC63F9CDCA6B6&fid=3E306332-475A-BAC0-530F619B55495334, these might help keep the flowers fresh. Good Luck, send us pics!!!!!

blessedist Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:51pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1587252


This person here on CC made a platinum cake. The descript said they made the fondant grey then prayed over it, but I'm sure you could dry dust it too

srs7874 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:45pm
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Thank you all so much for your input!!

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