I'm decorating my son's wedding cake and was wondering if anyone has any tips on applying wired gumpaste flowers to a cake dummy?
Take a sharpened skewer to poke a hole into the dummy, then insert the wires into it. If you try to stick the wires in without poking a hole first they'll bend like crazy.
Thanks! Would you suggest only one stem at a time or are sprays possible? It seems the sprays are leaving bigger holes than I like, not to mention the weight. Too much weight could damage the fondant underneath couldn't' it?
I tape together big bunches and stick those straight in usually. Not least because for a real cake, I prefer to have only a few anchor points with straws or polydowels so it's a good habit. It makes a big hole in the fondant but it's usually mostly colored by the flowers or leaves. Sometimes I add a flower at the joint. For example this cake is a dummy and the flowers only go in at one place, so I could easily replicate it on a real cake.