I'm going to try air drying drop flowers...my question is how to you get them to stick to the cake after you air-dry them? Do you use frosting? I need to apply them to the sides of my cake.
I also need to make a fondant bow (a huge one)for the same cake...anyone have any tips/techniques I can use. I'm so nervous since I'm making this for my niece's birthday (big celebration)!
Can I make it in advance?
AYou have to make the big bow in advance. A couple of weeks in advance is fine. And yes you attach the drop flowed witb a dot of bc.
I have posted a BC air-drying icing recipe. It uses little fat so it dries hard enough to handle flowers but is still somewhat fragile.
I always piped my BC drop/swirl flowers on plastic wrap and allowed them to dry overnight/24 hrs. When they are dry they will litterly fall off the plastic wrap when it is picked up. If they do stick, just give them a slight flick of the finger. If they don't come off they are not dry enough. To ap[ply them to the cake, just a tiny dot of fresh b'cream icing will hold them in place.