Putting A Bunch Of Wired Roses As A Topper

Decorating By MissCakeCrazy Updated 21 Sep 2009 , 4:59pm by sandy

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MissCakeCrazy Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 7:06pm
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I have now made 5 roses made with half gumpaste half fondant and taped them all together with florists tape. The stems at the bottom are not all even as I have not decided what to do with it. I am confused about how to place it on the top tier of a cake. I am thinking of cutting the stem short and sticking it in a ball of fondant (I don't have an oasis). I also think the stem looks a bit too thick to fit through a posy pick as I have bunched them all together so there is no option of sticking it in the cake. I am worried that the ball of fondant would show underneath as the roses are mainly sticking upwards. Another idea is to simply wrap the stem in a ribbon and make it look like a bouquet of roses placed on the cake. I prefer the ball of fondant idea but I need to make sure that it will take the weight of the roses (I used a 90mm cutter). Anyone any ideas and tips?

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deetmar Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 10:33pm
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I have made numerous rose toppers. I take a styrofoam ball, cut it in 1/2, cover with fondant, and start sticking the wires in it. It is easier to start at the top and work down. A trick I learned making the roses, is make your cone, then take a lighter and make the end of the wire red hot, then stick it in the rose cone. This will melt the sugar around the wire so it will be secure.

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chanda Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:49pm
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DOn't forget to put a support dowel under the styrofoam ball like I did a couple weeks ago...icon_smile.gif

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sandy Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:59pm
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I taped all the wired flowers together with floral tape and then cut the taped wires to about 2 1/2". (It looked like a small bridal bouquet.) I cut an SPS pillar to the height of my cake,inserted it in in the center of the top tier, piped in a bit of royal icing and stuck the wires in it. It was very stable and could easily be pulled out to serve the cake. I think you could use any hollow tube type thing, I just happened to have some cut off SPS laying around.

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