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post #16 of 28

That's gorgeous and just the same idea really. The ball is good because they come in different sizes and you can arrange your wires around the rim to cascade down the sides of the cake as well as have your heavier flowers in the centre to stabilise it. Your cake and flowers are lovely, so much talent on here. every time I did a cake related search on Google I was directed here so I figured I may as well join !

post #17 of 28
I love this site! So, if you hang flowers from the side of one to go down the cake do you use anything to stick them in with? Just worried the wires may pull out?
post #18 of 28
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I love this site! So, if you hang flowers from the side of one to go down the cake do you use anything to stick them in with? Just worried the wires may pull out?

If the flowers are light,say a small spray hydrangea or a little cluster of cherry blossom they should be fine and the styrofoam lets you push the wires firmly in, you could even hot glue it, no one is eating this baby?

If for example you were using a spray of roses on a stem and it was a little heavier you could attach the closest flower flush to the cake  underneath with royal icing. Just make the arrangement balanced so the weight is evenly distributed.

I always attach a few of my unwired filler flowers firston top of each other slightly so you build up the dome shape. That way the wiring is kept to a minimum and a big statement peony or similar on top with R I.That would give support to anything you wire say small ivy leaves cascading down.

N.B I am a homebaker . I am a florist to trade and I hope I'm not overstepping myself here by posting advice to truly artistic people but i love all things floral, edible or not and I always do cakes for my girls this way. If I ever learn how to take pics and upload them I will.

post #19 of 28
Of course you aren't! I'm grateful for your help. Not sure what you mean with the unwired ones so pics would be helpful! I use the mobile site and push the mountain icon to upload from my phone. Third icon along.
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post #21 of 28
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Lol Lol Lol! My kids would be howling if they could see this! My er aversion to the 21st century and technical gadgets is a family joke. I have a basic Nokia which the kids say would embarrass a five year old, no camera, no tunes no colours. My son in law does all my photography for portfolio's etc. My area is so remote we don't even have broadband. What I mean by unwired flowers are the little blossoms you make and frill say hydrangea?
Just build them up , not stacked but offset until you are happy with how it looks then fix with RI. You'll find you've covered a significant area esp if you now add a rose or peony.
Now you add a wired one slightly offset so it peeps over the side of the top tier, more "fillers" can be iced to the side of the cake just under the spray not only supporting the one cascading from underneath but adding the "waterfall" effect. If you look at Peggy Porschen's Avalanche cake.....not that I'm copying this image. Heaven forfend! You'll see what I mean. Very few of those flowers are actually sticking into the cake.My daughter loved this cake but not the colours as her bouquet is more elegant than "country". 
 
 
post #22 of 28

Obviously I mean the topper. Have a look at the hydrangea one as well, its gorgeous.

post #23 of 28

Just had another idea, you can buy styrofoam wreath bases in 8" upwards size. it could be neat to decorate them and then just slip them over the tiers, they practically weigh nothing and if was delicate blossoms it might be good to have a few of them under your belt even just for displays on dummies at wedding fairs?

post #24 of 28
I'll have a look. I know what unwired flowers are but wasn't following what you were saying.
post #25 of 28
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I'm making a 3 tier wedding cake inspired by these!
post #26 of 28
I want to add some wired flowers because they look so pretty. My friend (the bride) isn't very helpful and basically says 'whatever'!
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I love this one too!
post #28 of 28
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Hi everyone, I thought that I should come back to provide feedback on how I got on. I decided to use straws and royal icing to attach the sugarflowers to the cake. It seemed to be more economical than flower posy and left smaller holes in the cake. Thank you all for your advice and comments, I found it to be extremely useful. Here is a picture of the wedding cake, there are several things I would do differently next time, but for my first wedding/stacked cakes, I think it looks okay. Oh, but the bride loved it, which made all the stress worth while. myfirstweddingcake.jpg 2,310k .jpg file  

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