I have a 10-8-6 cake with roses between the tiers, one layer of flowers. About how many regular-sized flowers do I need?
Thanks in advance!
It depends on the flowers, are they real or artificial? are the open blooms or closed? depending on what you choose will depend on how may to use... HTH
Gah. I knew there wasn't going to be an easy answer! LOL
you are using raised tiers and placing them just under the teir above? if the roses are 2 1/2 inches in diameter you'd need about 11 to go around the 8 inch and 7.5 to go around the 6 inch.
find the circumference of the circle and divide that by the size of the rose
I THINK that should work
Depends on how open the roses are. I did a three-tiered cake that took 9 dozen roses (!) to fill in the spaces, but they were relatively closed. You can also open up the roses a little by hand if you work on them. I'd get them a few days before and let them sit in a warmish area so that they open up some, then they'd be easier to work with and will fill in more space.
On this cake I used roses between the 6 and 9 inch tier and between the 9 and 12. I used 2 1/2 dozen roses and could have used more! They weren't totally open.
Take a look at my rose cake in my photo album or the link below, and if it's what you're looking for let me know and I will give you the number of roses I used on each tier. The roses graduate from the top tier starting with small roses, then medium, then large.
To give you a visual, draw an 8" and a 6" circle out of paper then fold each one into quarters. Visualize how many flowers you would be comfy with to fill out those two quarter areas. Then add how many flowers would fit on the 6" quarter and the 8" quarter- multiply by 4.
Flowery thoughts pour vous.