Royal Icing Flowers On Buttercream Cake?

Decorating By finnsimm Updated 30 Jan 2009 , 7:58am by j-pal

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finnsimm Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:12am
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How long will a royal icing drop flower last if attached to a cake iced in buttercream?

I need to deliver the cake tomorrow at 4pm for a Saturday birthday party. If I put the RI flowers on the cake tonight, will they last until Saturday? Or will the fat in the buttercream destroy the RI?


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Deb_ Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:48am
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I've done this with RI roses and they were fine, although they are thicker than a drop flower.

Hopefully someone will see this that has had the exact situation as yours. Sorry, I couldn't be more helpful.

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j-pal Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 7:58am
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Hi Casey - The bc won't destroy the drop flower, unless it's a very "wet" icing, or you attach them with a very "wet" icing. For instance, I've never had a problem putting them on my crusting bc cakes. I do it all the time. But... be careful if you're attaching them with a dark green bc for leaves and vines... your flowers will soak the color up and can look bad. I either attach them with the same color as the flower, or I attach them with royal icing. Buttercream won't make them melt, it'll just make them soft and can make them "darker" where the softer icing has soaked into them. Good luck!

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