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How to cascade fresh roses down a cake?? help!!

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Hello! I have a 3 tier engagement cake I need for this weekend and the client wants roses cascading down the front of the cake. How can I properly do this? Do I wire the roses together and let them lay down the front? I've only worked with fresh flowers once before but that was just placing them on the top of the cake.

Would anyone happen to have a link to a youtube video for this as well? All suggestions are greatfully appreciated as I am nervous about this!! Thank you!
post #2 of 7
For fresh flowers, I insert each into a drinking straw (longer than I have cut the stem) then insert that directly into the cake. Start with ledges and the base of the cake so the flowers are supported then fill in, resting new flowers on the previous ones so they are supported as well.
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

For fresh flowers, I insert each into a drinking straw (longer than I have cut the stem) then insert that directly into the cake. Start with ledges and the base of the cake so the flowers are supported then fill in, resting new flowers on the previous ones so they are supported as well.



Thank you! I will try that. I'm just scared of the fondant tearing if the flowers weigh it down.

Also, do you suggest doing it the same day as the event or is the night before okay?
post #4 of 7
I would do it as close to the event as possible so the flowers don't wilt
post #5 of 7
Also, you can cut the drinking straws longer if you want them anchored in better and you could even use a dollop of royal icing or candy melts where the rose meets the cake so adhere it even better. (I do neither of these things)
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

Also, you can cut the drinking straws longer if you want them anchored in better and you could even use a dollop of royal icing or candy melts where the rose meets the cake so adhere it even better. (I do neither of these things)



I think I like the idea of simply placing them in straws and sticking them in the cake. The more I think about it, the flowers laying on top of eachother for support should be fine. I only have to transport it down the street as well. I just have to protect it from San Diego's blistering hot weather.

I will be sure to post a picture of the final product. 3-tier white fondant cake with gold trimming and a yellow sunflower topper with cascading burnt orange roses down all tiers. Wish me luck!
post #7 of 7
sounds pretty. good luck!
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