Securing Gum Paste Flowers To A Tiered Wedding Cake

Decorating By Debi0704 Updated 27 Aug 2011 , 3:52pm by ajwonka

Debi0704 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:07pm
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I am making a tiered wedding cake covered with buttercream frosting with cascading gum paste flowers. When I did a trial run I found out the flowers are too heavy and they are moving down the cake. How do I secure them in place? I have tried inserting the wire into a coffee stir that was inserted into the cake to give it more stability but it didn't help much and that isn't a "fix". I am beginning to panic. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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tiggy2 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:15pm
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You might try adhearing with melted chocolate.

ajwonka Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 3:52pm
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1) Make sure you start inserting the flowers at the bottom of the cake. That way each flower will support the weight of the one above it.

2) Assemble on-site. I've found that most of the movement happens in-transit.

3) I put each wired flower into a coffee stir stick to prevent the wire from touching the cake. Occasionally I have to secure a flower or two with melted chocolate but usually not!


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