I love the look of Slyvia Weinstock's cakes. How do you attach gumpaste flowers cascading down a tier cake, espeiclly buttercream. Gumpaste roses especially seem so heavy, and if the flowers are wired will they rip up the cake? I heard that she used loli pop sticks, not even wires. What am I missing here!
I use wires to make the cascade and then use flower spikes to attach the cascade in several places.
I wire the flowers into several different pics. Then I use straws in the cake and stick the wires into the straws. The straws are long enough that they help offset the weight of the flowers. I've never had a problem with a cake ripping. HTH