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Please help! Calla Lily and stem

post #1 of 7
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Hi

I am making 3 Call Lillies and want to know the best way to do the stems, I would like a thick stem as opposed to the thin wire - lillies will be on top of the cake, the stems tied with a ribbon.

I have followed tutorials and I am fairly happy with the flowers I make, but...................

I'm having numerous problems,

Base of lily keeps crumbling.
How do you get a neat looking base of flower, where flower joins stem
How do i get thick stems - tried kitchen towel around wire, it keeps falling off
Florists tape doesn't seem to stick

This is driving me to despair, please help!
Much appreciated
post #2 of 7
I don't know what tuts you've watched bit Edna has a great one you can also e-mail her if you have any questions. HTH
post #3 of 7
Tape multiple wires together - the thickest you can get.
A straw covered in florists tape. The wire from the flower can be inside it. I have never tried this but it might work.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by dsilvest

Tape multiple wires together - the thickest you can get.
A straw covered in florists tape. The wire from the flower can be inside it. I have never tried this but it might work.



I agree - the first thing I thought of was "use a drinking straw".
-Stephanie
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-Stephanie
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post #5 of 7
Multiple wires taped roster with florist tape. The trick is to stretch the tape before applying it so the glue is released.
post #6 of 7
depending on the size you have made your calla lily you could attach the wire to a 1/4" thick dowel to create the stems, wrapping in floral tape.
post #7 of 7
I have used skewers that I had leftover from the summer barbecues. I used it on my vase cake because I wanted the flowers up high and thicker stem. I painted them green using gel color but you could use tape or even wrap it in green fondant.
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