I have my first wedding cake request and they want leaves cascading down the cake. It will be 2 tiers (12 in and 8 in rounds). Leaves made out of fondant. What is the best way to attach the leaves to the cake? Should I some how attach wires and then form them? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Depending on the design, you should just be able to lay the leaves on and use a bit of butter cream to attach ones to the side.
I thought about just doing it that way but I want to make sure they stay. This will be for an outside wedding in Sept so I want to make they stay put but I dont know how esle to do it. Thank for your reply.
Start at the bottom, use a dot of buttercream on each to hold, then work your way up doing the same. The bottom layers will help support the higher layers. Learned from Indydebi on how to do cascading flowers, should work the same for leaves.
If you just want to lay them down, use a bit of melted chocolate.
I did a cake like that, only 4 tiers. Do as the above poster suggested, just glue them with melted chocolate in a piping bag, and kind of stack them as you go. Here is a pic of the one I made (the acorns are made with caramels and chocolate clay) The leaves were fondant/gumpaste and airbrushed.)
I will give that a try. Thank you all for your help!
Depending on their size, you may be able to just lightly brush the back with vodka.
These were attached that way, not long after they were cut so they were still flexible: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1644410
The Bride does not want fondant on the cake itself so it will be frosted in buttercream so that wouldnt work would it?
Ohhh, didn't know it was to be iced in bc. Outside in Sept? Hope it's not hot where you are! Our ceremony was outside in Sept, but thankfully I booked the reception to be inside. It was hotter than we thought it would be-even at sunset!!
Edited to fix spelling and spacing-phone typing