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Fixing sugar flowers to a cake

post #1 of 16
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Hi

I currently have a cake to make and i have made some sugar roses but im not sure how i can fix them to the cake. I dont want to use a flower pick and i want them in different places on the cake, can someone suggest a way of fixing the securley to the cake?

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post #2 of 16
If the flowers are wired (nearly all of mine are) stick it in. If not, gum glue.
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post #3 of 16
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Yes they are wired, will they be ok wrapped in florist take and then stuck in or shall i just stick them in with the bare wire, wil the wire be ok?
post #4 of 16
a couple of week back someone here advised not to stick wire into the cake. they also suggested to place melted candy melts into a straw, insert the staw into the cake and then insert the wire into the candy melt thats in the staw. hope you can understand what i am trying to explain. hth
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post #5 of 16
Dont stick the wire into the cake. Put them in drinking straws or stick them on top with melted chocolate. You can also dip the stems in melted chocolate but I would prefer the straws.
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post #6 of 16
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Sorry im from the UK what are candy melts?
post #7 of 16
Candy melts are small round disks of chocolate. They melt easily in the microwave. We find them here in the US at WalMart and at Michaels.

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post #8 of 16
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What could i use instead of candy melts? Just any chocolate? Melt it put it in the straw then let it go hard then put the flowers in am i right here?
post #9 of 16
Let me ask this - are you planning to wrap your wires or is the plan to leave them bare?
post #10 of 16
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Ive wrapped them in florist tape at the moment, but i can always take that off. What way would you suggest to do it?
post #11 of 16
Coffee stirers are about the right size for wired flowers, I have used in the past and they worked for me.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sarah1986

Ive wrapped them in florist tape at the moment, but i can always take that off. What way would you suggest to do it?



Pianocat has a good idea to use the coffee stirrers and I would leave the tape on the wires for stability. Stick the "stem" into the straw and then into the cake. I sure how this helps you.

T
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Fab thanks for the idea, i will do this.
post #14 of 16
You are welcome - make sure you post your pictures when you are finished!!! Have a great day!!
post #15 of 16
If the flowers are going on top you can create a mound of fondant on top and stick the wires in that, this also allows you to slide flowers in from the side.
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