I have a 4 - 5 tiered wedding cake to decorate with natural orchids. It freaks me out since will be my first cake using natural flowers. How do I insert the orchids into the fondant? She wants 30 orchids forming a cascade. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks for reading and for your reply.
I would wrap each stem with tape and clip to 2-3 inches. Then put the stems inside of straws which are inserted into the cake. But, to keep the number of holes in the cake to a minimum, you might try wiring the blooms together and just anchoring one in a straw every 3-4 inches.
I have used plastic water Floral water tubes . They are referred to as water tubes, vials or phials.
My florist gets them for me, but I believe any floral supply sells them. It keeps the orchids pristine, and nothing but the container touches the cake.If the orchids have longer stems, you can put two together in one vial.
I have also purchased them online at
Wilton has food safe floral water tubes. Be prepared for big holes in the cake, though.
I really appreciate all replies. Thank you very much for your attention.