Hi, i'm going to be making a flower topper made of gumpaste flowers inserted into a styrofoam ball. My question is whether its risky to transport the topper pre-assembled in case of breakages or should I do it on site? Would it be okay in a cake box on my lap? The petals are quite delicate and my heavy hands have already claimed a few.
I've tried searching for a similar thread but didn't find one so apologies if this is an oft-repeated question.
Thank you, Noobz.
I would say assemble at home and transport carefully to the venue. Better to be stressed and have fumbly/heavy hands at home where you have everything on hand for fixups than in an unfamiliar venue. Take a little repair kit and spare flowers incase things do get bumped along the way.
I'd assembled at home. Cut strips of bubble wrap and weave it around and through the flowers to cushion them during transport.
If I have to travel far with a gumpaste arrangement
I pack the flowers with tissue to minimize breakage.
But I always assemble at home so I can just place on the
cake when I get there
Thanks very much! I would prefer to do it at home so at least I don't have to rush etc