Fresh Flowers On Cakes

Decorating By EdieP Updated 20 Feb 2011 , 6:25pm by EdieP

EdieP Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 1:04am
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I just did a wedding cake with the Wilton Flower spikes to keep the flowers fresh, but I hated those things. Is there an alternative to using fresh flowers on a cake

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costumeczar Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 2:17am
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Gumpaste or fondant flowers are better than fresh...No pesticides, toxic flowers or fertilizers to worry about.

chefjess819 Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 3:03am
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i use the food grade wax to seal my flowers. i melt it down in a bowl on a candle burner (the electric kind) and dip about an inch to an inch and a half into the wax. let it dry, then coat it again. i've found this to be the easiest way to get the flowers on the cake. HTH!

KarisCakes Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 4:31am
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Originally Posted by EdieP

I just did a wedding cake with the Wilton Flower spikes to keep the flowers fresh, but I hated those things. Is there an alternative to using fresh flowers on a cake




I was thinking of using the spikes for an upcoming wedding. Can you tell me more about them? Why did you hate them?

Thanks for the input!

EdieP Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by KarisCakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdieP

I just did a wedding cake with the Wilton Flower spikes to keep the flowers fresh, but I hated those things. Is there an alternative to using fresh flowers on a cake



I was thinking of using the spikes for an upcoming wedding. Can you tell me more about them? Why did you hate them?

Thanks for the input!


the reason I did not like the spikes is because it left a large hole in the cake. Also it will only go in so far and then you are left with the white top showing. I had thought about using preserved flowers for some of the weddings scheduled later this yr. They feel and look like real flowers without all the hastle

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