Im doing a 4 Tier wedding cake with chocolate ganache, the bride wants fondant Arum/Calla lily on the top and sides.
My question is that i need to make these flowers before hand, but they get so hard when then dry.
I am not sure of how I am going to lay them or place them on the cake yet and when they are dry they cannot be "manipulated" to bend and fold.
I dont wnat them to look like have have just stuck in dead straigh flowers. Must i make the lily arangement and bind them all together before, how i want it to look, or must they be done individually. I dont know how to get them all together without breaking them.
I hope this post makes any sense!
I would turn my cake tins upside down and arrange them around these. You can even stick them with tape. I also find steaming the flowers proir to arranging them helps make them 'softer' and easier to arrange.
also, make them out of gumpaste, not fondant. gumpaste is much, much stronger, so will take any little knocks you make while assembling a spray.
like late bloomer, i would make the shape of the cake with the tins (or boxes, whater) and make the spray to fit roughly onto that.
i absolutely cant describe how to make a spray... but alan dunns books are pretty useful for that.
if you get tweezers with a long thin end then you can also get inbetween the flowers (and foliage?) to tweak things even once a spray is taped up.