My Friend has asked me to make her wedding cake. Below is the picture she sent me for what she wants. Pretty simple I figured, until I started thinking about the floral garland. My question to y'all is can I just buy some floral garland from a craft store? Or where else can I get it? Also, I'm not sure how I am going to attach it to the cake. I know any floral garland from the craft store isn't food safe so that poses another concern. Thank you for any help!
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I can see it on my laptop, but other than cheap garland from the dollar store I'm out. I'm sure our lovely ladies will come up with something for you
This would still be a ton of work but maybe you could pipe the vine on and then just stick fondant leaves into the vine. I am a total amateur so I'm sure there are better ways that others can offer but that is all I can think of. Good luck! I would love to see a picture when it's done.
You could buy fresh organic (not sprayed with anything) vine from a florist or flower wholesaler perhaps? It can be a bit more expensive than normal flowers/vine but at least then you know it hasn't been sprayed with anything.
If you went with either fresh vine or a craft garland you could make a barrier of parchment/baking paper between the vine and the cake. You would not really notice the line of the cut baking paper against that particular rustic sort of buttercream pattern, especially with the leaves against it. You'd just need to let the catering staff know it's there though for when they cut the cake.
Or, depending on how much time you have, get started on making the wired sugar leaves
I know it's a far shot but when I saw the picture I immediately thought of my curry tree in the garden. It looks almost the same. Here you can buy fresh cut curry tree branches in the Indian fruit and veggie shops...not sure where you are. Maybe a friend of yours has one in the garden? It's sort of like a spice. I add a branch to my curries when cooking so I don't see why you could not use it.
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You would be surprised at how beautiful piping vines and leaves with buttercream would be around a wedding cake. When you say you could buy garland from craft store do you mean the plastic fake kind because I have seen that in Micheal's before that looks similar to the picture of the cake. Hopefully, others here who are experts will be able to help you with your issue. I have seen Liz Larson on You Tube pipe leaves before and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!
it would not be difficult to make this out of fondant that has cornstarch and/or tylose kneaded in -- so that's one -- to make it exact I guess you should wire each leaf but I would just make the winding long stem -- join it when necessary and just physically attach the leaves to the cake/stem -- you can pipe extra stems if you wanted --
the other that I thought of is if you do find something at the dollar or craft store you could give a wash first -- and it will just rest on the ledge there between the cakes
remnant has a great idea -- just piping them
Many, many moons ago I made vines of ivy like that. Just fondant stiffened w/tylose; cut w/a aspic cutter and wired together. Not hard but time consuming :)