Fixing Sugar Flowers To A Cake

Decorating By Sarah1986 Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 7:33pm by Mexx

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 10:22am
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Hi

I currently have a cake to make and i have made some sugar roses but im not sure how i can fix them to the cake. I dont want to use a flower pick and i want them in different places on the cake, can someone suggest a way of fixing the securley to the cake?

Thanks

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leah_s Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 11:32am
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If the flowers are wired (nearly all of mine are) stick it in. If not, gum glue.

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 11:54am
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Yes they are wired, will they be ok wrapped in florist take and then stuck in or shall i just stick them in with the bare wire, wil the wire be ok?

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suzied Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:22pm
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a couple of week back someone here advised not to stick wire into the cake. they also suggested to place melted candy melts into a straw, insert the staw into the cake and then insert the wire into the candy melt thats in the staw. hope you can understand what i am trying to explain. hth

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LateBloomer Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:26pm
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Dont stick the wire into the cake. Put them in drinking straws or stick them on top with melted chocolate. You can also dip the stems in melted chocolate but I would prefer the straws.

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:07pm
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Sorry im from the UK what are candy melts?

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Tclanton Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:19pm
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Candy melts are small round disks of chocolate. They melt easily in the microwave. We find them here in the US at WalMart and at Michaels.

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:40pm
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What could i use instead of candy melts? Just any chocolate? Melt it put it in the straw then let it go hard then put the flowers in am i right here?

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Tclanton Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:47pm
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Let me ask this - are you planning to wrap your wires or is the plan to leave them bare?

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:49pm
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Ive wrapped them in florist tape at the moment, but i can always take that off. What way would you suggest to do it?

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pianocat Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:53pm
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Coffee stirers are about the right size for wired flowers, I have used in the past and they worked for me.

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Tclanton Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by Sarah1986

Ive wrapped them in florist tape at the moment, but i can always take that off. What way would you suggest to do it?




Pianocat has a good idea to use the coffee stirrers and I would leave the tape on the wires for stability. Stick the "stem" into the straw and then into the cake. I sure how this helps you.

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Sarah1986 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 2:18pm
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Fab thanks for the idea, i will do this.

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Tclanton Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 2:24pm
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You are welcome - make sure you post your pictures when you are finished!!! Have a great day!!

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Rusti Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:23pm
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If the flowers are going on top you can create a mound of fondant on top and stick the wires in that, this also allows you to slide flowers in from the side.

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Mexx Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:33pm
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I pipe some royal icing into my straws using a very small tip, insert the wire and let them dry. Then I stick it into the cake.

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