Adhering Flowers To Side Of Imbc Cake

Decorating By zespri Updated 5 Jan 2013 , 2:23pm by -K8memphis

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zespri Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 5:18am
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Hi folks


How can I adhere flowers to the side of a cake iced with IMBC?  I'm hoping for some edible options, would rather avoid toothpicks/wire if possible.

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 6:21pm
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turn the dry flower upside down


pipe a pointy blob of royal icing on there--as if it were a tail


or just pipe a bunch of the pointy things and anchor that into the cake and use icing to put the flower on that


or when you make the leaves--attach them to the flower so that they have long tails that will help with the weight


consider an appropriate dry spaghetti noodle like those spiraly ones or something substantial


last year's fruit cake cut into k beams


just kidding just kidding


i know last year's fruit cake is un-cut-able


and you did specify edible


Just Kidding!!!




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-K8memphis Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 6:37pm
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but for cascades, you can often use the flowers beneath to hold things up


for a cascade where you are comfy using popsicle sticks


and i'm talking fresh piped bc roses (or whatever)


i placed the popsicle sticks on the cake so that before the flowers were placed


it looked like a ledge, like a ladder rung or a stairstep


i used two together side by side so there was more flat surface to hold the flower


place the flower maybe put some icing first for glue


cover sticks with piped leaves


i cut or broke the popsicle sticks in half  and


i only needed to plant two roses onto sticks because the cascade could hold up the rest


and use buds & tendrills & stuff to fill in against the side of the cake


might need to see a visual but this is best i can do writing it out

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zespri Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 9:46am
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K8, thanks so much for the advice and the Christmas cake giggle :-P

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cazza1 Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 12:13pm
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Hey K8 you need a new fruit cake recipe.  When I send my mum and dad a fruit cake I usually start getting into a blue with my mother 3 or 4 months later because she hasn't cut it.  She thinks they need to sit and mature, even though I soak the fruit in alcohol before I make it.  Generally at about the 6 month mark, when I send the next cake they will start eating it.  Even though they live in Queensland where it is humid they have never had any trouble with the cake going off, though the decorations have been known to droop.

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 2:21pm
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true that cazza 1


the one you're describing sounds amazing -- esp a nice slice for breakfast right now


your parents are so cool to allow the cakes to season even further like that! only gets better every day


a cherished treasure worthy of a  good family food fight


fruitcake is never without it's controversy


<high five> and pass the hard sauce!



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