Fresh Flowers

Decorating By halleyec Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm by milkmaid42

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halleyec Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 5:47am
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Can i please getsome advice of preparing fresh flowers for use on a wedding cake (i am aware they have to be organically grown)
I am thinking i will have to wrap each stem base with floral tape but what else?
How do i attach them to the cake or insert them?
How far in advance can i place them on the cake?

thanks in advance

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halleyec Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 9:04am
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i would really really appreciate if anyone could give me any bit of advice PLEASE PLEASE!

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Cakechick123 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 10:03am
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if I have to stick roses on a cake, like in a cascade, I cut the stems VERY short and then stick a wooden skewer into the flower and then that goes into the cake. I now some people uses a dollop of icing to attach the flowers to the cake and others a piece of straw, the stem then goes into the staw and not into the cake.


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milkmaid42 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 2:54pm
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This might be a solution for you. I have used them on a flat surface with a little water to keep the flowers fresh, but have questions about using them on a vertical side. They are made by Wilton. Hope this helps.

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hsmomma Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 5:35pm
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The flower spikes or insert the ends of the flowers into a straw so the food safe plastic is the only thing directly stuck in the cake.

I wouldn't recommend floral tape just because it may contain latex and other things that are not considered "food safe".

Have fun with it!

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Eisskween Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 5:43pm
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I use the same stem holders that Milkmaid does.

Milkmaid, on a vertical, put some cotton in the bottom and not so much water. The combination of that and the stoppers should keep the flower fresh and avoid spillage.

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LateBloomer Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 6:04pm
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Do yourself a favour and get Jennifer Dontz's dvd on Fabulous floral Arranging on Cakes. Its SO good and has changed my whole outlook about fresh flowers on cakes.
Apart from being an amazing sugar artist she also used to be a florist so you get the best of both worlds.
Her CC name is JenniferMI

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Cakelayer Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 6:05pm
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When I use fresh flowers on my cakes I put down a layer of plastic wrap and then some frosting so that the stems or flowers don't touch the cake. I cut the stems of the flowers very short and stick them into the frosting. I usually do this right before displaying the cake or if I arrange the flowers the day before, keeping it refrigerated keeps the flowers fresh.

When serving you can simply lift off the plastic wrap with the flowers and it's ready to go.


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halleyec Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:22am
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Thank so much to everyone who replied to my question

i now need to know if i can ice the cakes a few days prior in fondant icing and then the night before or the moring of the wedding insert straws or holders then flowers

starting to cover the cake now so advice asap would be great

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milkmaid42 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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I would add them on the morning of the wedding, unless you use the little water picks which should hold them overnight.

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