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?
You might try adhearing with melted chocolate.
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!