I have two gumpaste poinsettias the size of my hand that I need to put on my buttercream cakes. How do I get them on there securely? Should I wait to get to the venue before putting them on?
P.S. This was a rushed cake - so I have no backup flowers...
I would definitely wait until the cake is at the venue. Safer that way
Wait to you get to the destination and then insert drinking straws into the cake so that the wire doesnt cut up the cake.
Do you have anything on the bottom of the flower to stick into the cake?
Toothpick, etc - that should help keep it secure on the cake.
You could always glue one on now - and use it to stick in the cake later
I would wait until I got to the venue, particularly if no backup flowers are available. Secure with toothpick or straw.
i would attach them with royal icing and drive carefully !! or do them there if the weather was hot or the road bumpy.
I ended up wiring them and inserting the wire into coffee stirrers, and then putting the stirrers in the cake after I got to the venue. Ta da: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1891889