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I want to attach these flowers I made out of fondant to the side of my cake without wires, I new to this - does anyone have any suggestions? I'm afraid to just slap them on with some royal icing - I think they are way to heavy and delicate for that. I am only covering my cake with a basic butter cream, not fondant - I don't know if that makes a difference
Any tips are appreciated!
I really can't tell how big your flowers are but I've attached dried fondant flowers to the sides of a cake w/o any problems. Mine was a fondant cake but the flowers were dried and shaped and I attached them with a dot of corn syrup. I didn't have any problem with them fallling off. It's the pink and yellow cake in my photos.
I think what mamawrobin means is that there is no reference point in the picture to compare your flowers to, size-wise...like a hand or something. For all we can tell, those flowers could be three inches across, or the size of a dime. How big are they?
sorry about that they vary from 1- 1.5 inches wide
Corn syrup or a dab of BC should be just fine.
Very pretty flowers, BTW.
Thank you so much! - I've been teaching myself how to decorate cakes through online tutorials since I can't afford the fancy classes haha.
Heres the tutorial I used for those flowers if you are interested (scroll toward the bottom of the page) It was the best (and most realistic) one I found:
Thanks for the link! I can't afford the classes either, thank goodness for YouTube and online tutorials!
On my most recent cake, I just used a dab of buttercream to attach my fondant flowers to the buttercream cake. Pic in my bio...the white cake with assorted daisies!
It depends on what kind of flowers I make on how I attach them. I usually use candy clay to make roses and the centers are Hershey's kisses so they can get a little heavy. When I made my first wedding cake I didn't want to make roses so I purchased roses from a cake store. I took royal icing and put a dab in the back of the flower and added a toothpick at an angle and let them dry. They I place the flowers on the side of the cake. When I make my candy clay roses I add the toothpicks once the flower is finished this way they can dry and the tooth pick stay attached. Since your flowers are flat you should be fine by placing a circle of frosting on the back. This will create a little suction and should be fine.
Thanks for all the tips! I feel a lot less freaked out about attaching these now!