Maggie Austin's Flower Topper

Decorating By rhodabakes Updated 26 Sep 2011 , 1:42am by rhodabakes

rhodabakes Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 6:06pm
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Hi,
I want to make a flower topper like this:

http://maggieaustincake.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Maggie-Austin-Cake-for-Today1-634x1024.jpg

How do you keep the stem from falling and ruining the cake?

Also, how do you attach the flowers to the stems?

I'm obviously a newbie icon_biggrin.gif So, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!!

4 replies
Torimomma Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 6:29pm
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Just an idea, you could make it on a wire and bend the bottom so it is straight. Now you have what looks like half of a Y, missing the top left side. Use a plastic dowel which is hollow or a straw and stick the branch into it instead of right into the cake to hold it upright.

rhodabakes Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 12:25am
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do you think that'll hold the weight of the flowers though? Probably will work with smaller flowers? Thanks for your help! icon_smile.gif

Torimomma Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 4:55pm
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Sure it should if you make them from thin gumpaste. For stability you could fill the tube in the cake with royal icing or candy melts and then stick the wire into that. Many people do that.

rhodabakes Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 1:42am
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!! will definitely do that icon_smile.gif

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