Gp Flower Topper

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 21 Mar 2013 , 12:37pm by AnnieCahill

AnnieCahill Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 8:43pm
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How would you guys do something like this?  I'm looking at a rose and hydrangea configuration for a wedding next month.  She didn't purchase a topper so I'm on my own.  Do you stick the flowers into a half-ball or fondant?


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arlenej Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 8:57pm
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Half-ball would be lighter.

milkmaid42 Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 9:39pm
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I use a half ball of styro covered with a thin coating of fondant in case some of it shows through the filler flowers. It is light weight and stable.



AnnieCahill Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 9:52pm
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ADo you just make individual bouquets and stick them in and arrange them? What size half ball would you use for a 6" tier? I'm looking at small to medium sized roses, hydrangeas, and possibly some mini callas.

Thanks for the replies so far!

milkmaid42 Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 11:42pm
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I don't really recall the size I used. I do know that I put it together on top of a 6" dummy to determine how it would look on a 6" tier. I carved it down a little to accommodate the arrangement. I insert the largest flowers first then fill in with the smaller. Here are a couple of examples:


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(I had to edit because I posted the first pic twice.)


You are so talented, I think you could just use your eye for design. I don't think you will encounter any difficulties.



scrumdiddlycakes Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 11:55pm
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Depends a lot on the actual size of your flowers, personally I would use a 2" half ball covered in fondant. All my flowers are singles, I arrange as I stick them in.

AnnieCahill Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 12:13am
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AThank you Jan for the help and for your nice comment. Your arrangements are beautiful.

Scrumdiddly, thanks for your help. If you use a 2" half ball do you cut the wires super short? I'm just trying to envision using one that small.

Chellescakes Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 6:16am
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I stick them in a blob of fondant that I have worked a bit of Tylose through. I do pop the ball of fondant on its own covered board so I can just pop it on the cake when I am ready and makes for easy removal when the caterers cut the cake , or the bride and groom can keep it separately if they are keeping the top tier. I usually provide a box to put it in. 

AnnieCahill Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 12:37pm
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AAwesome thanks!

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