Attaching "hydrangea" Flowers

Decorating By charleehorse Updated 22 May 2014 , 6:21pm by 1clare

charleehorse Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 9:52pm
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Hi everyone,

I'm making a wedding cake (2 tier) with hydrangea-like flowers cascading down the sides of the cake. Do you think that I can affix them with royal icing, or do I need to affix them with floral wire and poke the wire into the cake? The flowers are made from gum paste and quite light-weight.

Thanks!
Charlene

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Texas_Rose Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 10:01pm
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You can put them on with royal, or even with gum glue.

katj012 Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 10:06pm
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I just made a hydrangea cake - and even though I didn't have any cascading, royal icing all the way, I can't even imagine the amount of wire I would've used if I had to do that for each blossom!

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 10:14pm
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I just stuck mine on to the buttercream icing..as you said they are very lightweight.

1clare Posted 22 May 2014 , 6:21pm
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Charleehorse, how did your cake come out with the cascading hydrangeas?  I'm doing a wedding cake this summer with cascading hydrangea blossoms from the top to the bottom of the cake and I really don't want to add wires to the blossoms.  I hope yours was a success.  Do you have a picture of it?

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