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Attach large gumpaste flowers to buttercream cake

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I have a client who wants a buttercream cake and it will have large anemone flowers and some smaller blossoms cascading down the cake. I'm not really sure how to attach them to a buttercream cake without them falling off??? Help!
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I did a b/c covered cake with flowers, I made the wires really long on the flowers and used that to stick into the cake. I also used some candy melts to help secure them.


HTH
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I'm making a BC cake with Anemone flowers too. I'm planning on making RI, piping a pointed mound unto a square of wax paper, sticking a skewer or tooth pick in the RI mound turn it over and let dry on styrofoam. Once the flower pick has dried, glue this to the back of the flower with RI also. Otherwise, I would need to learn too how to do this too.
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post #4 of 9
As said above, couldn't you make wire stems and poke the stems downward (as it cascades down the cake) into the cake, so less likely to fall off. Maybe at the top of the wire where it meets the flower, you could put something that is sticky, making it less likely to fall out.
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I am making anemones and they aren't made on a wire. I could do that with the other flowers, but the anemones are the biggest and heaviest and I'm not sure how I would get them on a wire.
post #6 of 9
what if you used royal icing or candy melts to stick the wire to the flowers??
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I just did one a few weeks ago. Made my flowers with the wires in them, put the wires in straws and the secured it to the cake with royal. I didn't put the largest flower on until I got to the reception site.
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I just wanted to update and let everyone know how it turned out. I put the flowers on wire and used the coffee straws as suggested to insert into the cake, then stuck the wires in them. It worked perfectly!! Thanks ladies!
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Originally Posted by Britt-K

I just wanted to update and let everyone know how it turned out. I put the flowers on wire and used the coffee straws as suggested to insert into the cake, then stuck the wires in them. It worked perfectly!! Thanks ladies!



hey Britt - just wondering (im having the same issue here) hwo did you get the wires on the flowers and did you attach them at the venue? THANKS
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