So I have a wedding cake for an early December wedding and they want sunflowers on the cake. I need to start turning these little buggers out but I'm wondering if I should do them in royal icing or in fondant with a cutter/plunger. The cake will be iced in buttercream in an off white.
What do you all prefer the look of? I don't really think either option gives a realistic looking flower in this case but I'm not sure what one I dislike more - sad but true.
How big of a flower are they looking for? If they are looking for large or life size flowers, then I'd do the gumpaste ones. The bonus of the larger flower would mean making less of them.
I did some in fondant, but I added tylose and they dried pretty quickly.