Hello Everyone !!
Please share your experiences of working with fresh flowers on a cake. I couldn't find much information on net and I want to let everyone like me know how to work with fresh flowers and what precautions and measures we should take . Below is my experience.
Last week I did a cake for our anniversary and i wanted to incorporate fresh flower. After searching I bought a floral sponge from Michaels and let it float sink. The worst part is that floral sponge didn't sank at all, Because it was dry floral sponge . And i only got to know this when i bought that sponge.
After soaking the sponge how heavy it will be ? Does the cake need dowels to support the sponge and flowers ?
I could not attach the cake because of it's size, but you can see in my gallery.
I planned for a much smaller topper but i couldn't estimate how big sponge would be required.
.....your experiences of working w/fresh flowers on a cake....
Don't Flowers wilt quickly and soooooooo many of them are poisionis that I don't want to take the chance.
......bought a floral sponge;... let it float sink.... sponge didn't sank...dry sponge..........
You didn't get oasis. You got styrofoam
........After soaking...how heavy it will be ? .....need dowels to support the sponge and flowers ?...........
You could always cut the oasis down if you don't want it so big. I don't think it's all that heavy so no support/dowels are needed. The oasis must be put in a plastic lid so no water gets on the cake....they tend to leak But then one must arrange flowers in such a way as to hide that plastic lid.
My experience is, I tell the florist how big the top tier is, so they know how large their arrangement should be and they make it. I don't mess with flowers. And naturally yes, support should be incorporated to hold the (what should be ) heavy arrangement.