What To Use As Base For Gumpaste Rose Bouquet As Topper?

Decorating By kellyk1234 Updated 2 Aug 2013 , 12:08pm by kellyk1234

kellyk1234 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:32am
post #1 of 10

I'm making a 2 tier engagement party cake, and will be doing a gumpaste rose bouquet on top. What should I use as a base to stick all the flowers in, because I'd like to just be able to take the flowers off when cutting into the cake? I've heard a half styrofoam ball works best because its light, but I'd really like for it to be made edible. Will a big piece of fondant be too heavy to go on top of a 6" tier or what about a rice krispy treat half ball covered in fondant? I haven't tried making rice krispy treats as part of a cake, so will it hold up?

9 replies
Stitches Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 1:54am
post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kellyk1234 

Will a big piece of fondant be too heavy to go on top of a 6" tier or what about a rice krispy treat half ball covered in fondant? I haven't tried making rice krispy treats as part of a cake, so will it hold up?

Either one will work. Since you haven't done it before why don't you try the RKT and cover it with fondant.

kellyk1234 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 3:19pm
post #3 of 10

Thanks, I'll give the RKT a try!

Stitches Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 4:54pm
post #4 of 10

Post a photo when your done, I'd love to see how it worked out for you.

Louisekate1975 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 6:40pm
post #5 of 10

AYou can also use a flower pic, they come in different sizes. You pop it into the the centre of your cake which gives you a hole and the bouquet pops into the top. Hope ths is making sense it's hard to describe.

kellyk1234 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 1:43pm
post #6 of 10

Yea, I know what you're talking about.  I'm just not sure how I will make it the flowers "round" shaped doing that, like a full round bouquet. I'm very new to this, only started getting really into cake decorating this year. I don't have to make the cake until early October so I still have time to see what works, but I will definitely keep that in mind! Thank you!

Smckinney07 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 2:03pm
post #7 of 10

AYou could make a vase out of styrafoam that they could keep, just cover it with fondant and put supports underneath and something to separate it from your cake. Whatever you use, if your worried about the weight just use some sort of support underneath. I'm not sure how big of a bouquet your planning on making but make sure you put your wires in a straw or something (which sounds like you know that already). Also, you can make them well in advance so I'd definitely start practicing now.

You can make your flowers in bundles and use flower picks all around the top tier to make a fuller look, but the idea of making something you can just remove seems simple for serving and it will make a nice keepsake if they choose.

kellyk1234 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 3:05am
post #8 of 10

AYea I really like the idea of just removing the entire topper to cut into the cake, and they can keep it if they want. I'm going to play around with styrofoam and RKT to see what works best, and I may have to use supports. I've only practiced making 1 gumpaste rose and it was pretty heavy, so 10-15 of them might be too much for just the cake to handle.

Smckinney07 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 3:50am
post #9 of 10

AIf you use your original idea-make the flowers on wires (or even toothpicks if need be) and make a small half ball of RKT/styrofoam, cover in fondant and stick your flowers in that way. Just make sure you cut a cardboard round (slightly smaller then the RKT or whatever you use) and put bubble tea straws underneath that (just as if you were adding an extra tier). It will hold them up just fine

kellyk1234 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:08pm
post #10 of 10

AThanks so much! Is there anywhere that I can get the bubble tea straws without ordering online? And even though I wanted it to be edible, I may just use styrofoam since it won't go bad. Going to start on it next week.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%