How Do I Stick My Flowers In My Cake?

Decorating By kristanashley Updated 18 Dec 2010 , 1:40pm by kristanashley

kristanashley Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 2:04pm
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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...

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kristanashley Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 3:17pm
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Anybody?

Jan14grands Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 3:38pm
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I would definitely wait until the cake is at the venue. Safer that way icon_smile.gif

weirkd Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 3:46pm
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Wait to you get to the destination and then insert drinking straws into the cake so that the wire doesnt cut up the cake.

DeezTreatz Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 12:07am
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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 icon_smile.gif
Good luck!

cakesmart Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 6:45pm
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I would wait until I got to the venue, particularly if no backup flowers are available. Secure with toothpick or straw.

busybaking Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 8:49am
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i would attach them with royal icing and drive carefully !! or do them there if the weather was hot or the road bumpy.

kristanashley Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 1:40pm
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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

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