I am making a four tiered, purple ombré dummy cake for a birthday party next month. The planner reached out and asked how she would be able to add candles. I know they will most likely be too thick to stick into the styrofoam, so I was thinking of putting the candles in little balls of fondant on the top tier. The problem is that the planner would have to do it (since they don’t want them on the whole party) and I want to make it as “user-friendly” as possible. I’m a little worried about putting them anywhere other than the top tier because I feel like it would be a bit of a fire hazard. Does anyone have any suggestions on a better way to do this?
I would give her a bag of icing and tell her to make a dot to implant the candles anywhere she wanted to -- icing and fondant doesn't catch fire that quickly -- if the cake is covered in something flammable then let her get her own candles