Roses Between Tiers... How Many?

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chutzpah Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 9:20pm
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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!

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scoutmamma Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 9:36pm
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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

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chutzpah Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 9:49pm
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Gah. I knew there wasn't going to be an easy answer! LOL

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cupcakemkr Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 10:03pm
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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

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costumeczar Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 6:02pm
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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.

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JodieF Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 10:14pm
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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.


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glendaleAZ Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 2:56am
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Hi Chutzpah,

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.


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-K8memphis Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:10am
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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.

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