The bride is looking for a cake like this but but wants a buttercream cakem with sugar flowers and a seahorse stuck to the side of the top tie.
How should I apply the seashells to a buttercream cake? I don't use crusting buttercream and im wondering if I should use toothpicks and insert the items into the cake so they don't slide down side of the cake and drag the buttercream. If not toothpicks what's a good idea? And for the ones that just lay horizontally on the edge of the tiers could I just place them on with a bit of buttercream at the event?
just make the seahorse lightweight -- it will stick fine to the non-crusting icing -- and place it after arrival as well -- if you did use something underneath it -- i'd use a popsicle stick because its less likely to be bitten into and less likely to cause harm if it is bitten -- you could also pipe the seahorse -- no worries
No need for toothpicks or anything else. Just pipe a tiny open circle of b'cream . That willhold them just fine if they arn't too large/heavy. I've attached all kinds of decos - lg roses & shells included - w/that method.