I just did a practice cake and I made some fondant flowers to go on the side of the cake. I put a little bit of icing on the back of the flower and stuck it on the side of the cake. Gravity won and they started sinking down. Fortunately this was just practice, but I would still like to know what I need to do so that they don't sink. Thank you.
not sure what kind of flower they are but you may want to let them dry in a flower former. also, in my pics you'll see a hawaiian cake with flowers. for these, i made them ahead of time and i took strips of paper towels, rolled them up and taped them into an "o" shape and stuck the flowers in there to dry. worked like a charm good luck!
I made something that was close to a dahlia and i wanted it to dry flat. They were completely dry when I put them on the side of the cake, but they just slid down the side. Thanks for the advice.
cakestars, i love ur flip flop cake great job
Did you use royal icing to attach the flowers? It dries hard and stiff, unlike buttercream.
Were you attaching to BC or fondant?
For BC, I put a blob of bc on the back of the flower and the try to get the cake in the fridge to set up as soon as possible
For fondant, RI for heavy flowers.
I use either piping gel or buttercream on the back of the flower. I place it on the cake and the brace it into place with corsage pins or toothpicks until the gel has time to set. Then I pull out the pins or toothpicks and repair the very small hole.
the best thing to attach fondant flowers to fondant is royal icing.
It was buttercream. It is the first picture in my gallery, I couldn't get it to attach to this post. All4show, I LOVE the toothpick idea. Thank you so much for your help!