Does anyone have any ideas how to attach flowers to the side of cakes?
I've tried using dabs of royal icing and they just don't stay the flowers are too heavy!
I'm trying to get them cascading down one corner of a square fondant covered cake?
I've heard of using cocktail sticks/toothpicks but I'm not keen as there wooden.
Anything a bit safer?
This is what I'm going for......
If you haven't got your flowers on skewers or wires the only thing I can think of to achieve that effect is to start at the bottom by gluing the first flowers with RI, allow them to dry in place, then use that as a sort of step on which to rest the upper flowers using RI to glue the upper flowers to the lower and to the cake in steps. If your bottom flowers are very small and delicate that may not work either.
I just learned this last weekend at a cake class. Blend piping gel with gumpaste until its all goopy. Use it as a glue. That stuff is amazingly strong!
If the flowers are too heavy, use a pin to hold them in place until they set up, about 5 minutes and the goop should grab them.
Another option if you don't have piping gel handy is white chocolate. Also a very sturdy glue as it hardens. Don't use ganache though, that won't work, I've tried!
I started using candy melts in the color of the flowers, works great!!!
Thanks everyone...i'll give these a try