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adhering flowers to side of IMBC cake

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Hi folks

 

How can I adhere flowers to the side of a cake iced with IMBC?  I'm hoping for some edible options, would rather avoid toothpicks/wire if possible.

post #2 of 6

turn the dry flower upside down

 

pipe a pointy blob of royal icing on there--as if it were a tail

 

or just pipe a bunch of the pointy things and anchor that into the cake and use icing to put the flower on that

 

or when you make the leaves--attach them to the flower so that they have long tails that will help with the weight

 

consider an appropriate dry spaghetti noodle like those spiraly ones or something substantial

 

last year's fruit cake cut into k beams

 

just kidding just kidding

 

i know last year's fruit cake is un-cut-able

 

and you did specify edible

 

Just Kidding!!!

 

 

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post #3 of 6

but for cascades, you can often use the flowers beneath to hold things up

 

for a cascade where you are comfy using popsicle sticks

 

and i'm talking fresh piped bc roses (or whatever)

 

i placed the popsicle sticks on the cake so that before the flowers were placed

 

it looked like a ledge, like a ladder rung or a stairstep

 

i used two together side by side so there was more flat surface to hold the flower

 

place the flower maybe put some icing first for glue

 

cover sticks with piped leaves

 

i cut or broke the popsicle sticks in half  and

 

i only needed to plant two roses onto sticks because the cascade could hold up the rest

 

and use buds & tendrills & stuff to fill in against the side of the cake

 

might need to see a visual but this is best i can do writing it out

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post #4 of 6
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K8, thanks so much for the advice and the Christmas cake giggle :-P

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Hey K8 you need a new fruit cake recipe.  When I send my mum and dad a fruit cake I usually start getting into a blue with my mother 3 or 4 months later because she hasn't cut it.  She thinks they need to sit and mature, even though I soak the fruit in alcohol before I make it.  Generally at about the 6 month mark, when I send the next cake they will start eating it.  Even though they live in Queensland where it is humid they have never had any trouble with the cake going off, though the decorations have been known to droop.
 

post #6 of 6

true that cazza 1

 

the one you're describing sounds amazing -- esp a nice slice for breakfast right now

 

your parents are so cool to allow the cakes to season even further like that! only gets better every day

 

a cherished treasure worthy of a  good family food fight

 

fruitcake is never without it's controversy

 

<high five> and pass the hard sauce!

 

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