Leaves On Wedding Cake

Decorating By erica72 Updated 27 Jul 2010 , 7:42pm by erica72

erica72 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 10:11pm
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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

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flamingobaker Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 10:41pm
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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.

erica72 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:23pm
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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.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:32pm
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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.

Lee15 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:47pm
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If you just want to lay them down, use a bit of melted chocolate.

Loucinda Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:48pm
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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.)

erica72 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 8:18pm
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I will give that a try. Thank you all for your help! icon_biggrin.gif

cs_confections Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 9:09pm
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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

erica72 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 11:34pm
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The Bride does not want fondant on the cake itself so it will be frosted in buttercream so that wouldnt work would it?

cs_confections Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 11:45pm
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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!!

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erica72 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:42pm
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this is similar to what she is looking for but only 2 tiers. it will be hot probably in the 80's.

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