I'm experimenting with a fake tier that's back-lit with mini rice lights and decorated with white sugar roses. To achieve this without a lot of trauma I need to find a source for white oasis blocks, not styrofoam. Tried it with styro and the process was painful. Oasis is softer than foam but all I can find are rainbow oasis blocks. Any sources you might know of?
but a random idea in lieu of that
would a styrofoam cutter help with the styro ones?
they heat up--it's like a little hot wire--you prolly already tried it but just a thought
The problem is that you need a white soft substance to nest the white sugar flowers in properly and evenly. When you dig out holes in a styro dummy it's time consuming and you can never get each hole the same depth - with an oasis you have the latitude to press each rose in a little further and adjust it So s styrofoam cutter wouldn't work. But thanks for the suggestion. I really need a source for all white oasis blocks I can cut into rounds (withouut having to buy six other colors in a rainbow pack that I don't need).
maybe so but i love to cut styrofoam
why is white oasis so hard to find i wonder
ok one other thought if you can't find it
say you wanted an 8" styrofoam flower holder
also buy a 5" or 6" styrofoam to center on top of the 8 (whatever height needed)
so you have a perfect 1.5" or 1" ledge to plop royal or buttercream icing blobs to secure the flowers to
and if the flowers are wired the wires could hide between the foam pieces
maybe not--just a random thought!!
hope you find the white you want!!!
Could you cover a block of green oasis with a thin layer of white fondant? Would that work for the flowers?
You probably don't want to spend over $60 and get numerous blocks of oasis in colors you don't want, but
I guess it isn't white, but ivory. Maybe you could get them all in ivory, but that would still be a whole lot of oasis!