I'm new to cake central but i'm really looking for some advice. I quite often get asked to make wedding cakes with fresh flowers between the tiers. How do you do this? Do you use a cake dummy and wire the flowers in, or should I be using oasis to keep the flowers fresh (would there be a danger of water getting on the cake).
Any help much appreciated.
You can use pillars that are about 7-9" tall, (4" of it are in the lower cake) and set your oasis or one of those spongey things on a piece of waxed paper, or waxed cardboard. You set the pillars in your cake, in a box, and the next cake has just the plate on it, in a box, and your flowers are in a box. You set up your base cake, set the flowers on it, and add your top tier. Don't move it after that.
What some people do is warp each stem in wet cotton/gauze then plastic wrap instead of using oasis.
OR you an put wet oasis into a shallow pan/dish which is covered/hidden by the flowers. That way you use plastic seperator plates w/pillars.
i just did a four tier with 4" tier separations (i used the SPS) . It was assembled on site as quickly as possible because of the heat and the sunset. There was no way that we'd be putting 16 dozen roses into oasis or wrapping stems. I had parchment on the cake tops and then the flowers were laid down with buttercream piped in on a ring to help support the roses. The flowers really only needed to hold for 2.5-3 hours tops, and since roses are hearty out of water for that amount of time, it was fine to do it this way. (The photos of the cake are in my gallery. )