Using Felt Backed Flowers On Fondant Cake?

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 2 Nov 2012 , 1:45am by DeniseNH

dukeswalker Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 8:14pm
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I am creating a wedding cake next weekend and the bride wanted to keep her flowers from the cake forever.  The color she chose (a deep purple) convinced me that as time went by, the colors would fade, fade, fade.  So...she opted to purchase some beautiful hand made silk flowers - that are on a felt backing.  Any ideas on how to adhere them to the cake without getting felt fuzzies all over it?

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DeniseNH Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 9:05pm
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All I can think of is something florists use and it's little squares of double sided sticky things.  Maybe going into your local florist and ask about it or go to a craft store and look in their adhesives aisle.  This solves only one of your problems. - keeping the fuzzies off the cake.  The second problem would be to find a stiff wire - coat it in florists tape, put a small hook on one end.  Stick the end that doesn't have a hook into the center of each flower and secure the hook to the center of the flower.  Now you have something to secure the flower to the cake with.

gbbaker Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 9:13pm
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Press and seal works great on the back of flowers , I used it for flowers the bride made.

dukeswalker Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 1:40am
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To add to the "hmmmmm" factor - it is actually three large flowers on one heart shaped piece of felt....

DeniseNH Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 1:45am
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Oh brother.  What about a long corsage pin or two or three then make sure to warn the caterer in writing to remove the fuzzy flowers and the (however many) pins before cutting.

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