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Help with fondant flowers on a buttercream cake

I hope that someone can help-I want to make a two tier BC cake and put some florist paste/gumpaste roses on it. How do I attach them and are they likely to wilt? If it is for a wedding will they last all day?? Tia!

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Niki ...

Hi there, they are best kept dry in an airtight box until set up – an hour before! If you can get your hands on silica – this keeps tables dry in chemist bottles.

Hope this helps and if possible give your flowers a stem either with toothpick or with covered florists wire, this will allow you to place on the cake easily and they will stay in place.

All the best!

Allways Julez ...

Hi there, you can also buy “cake picks” which are like little protective sheaths, to stop the wires and tape coming into contact with the cake.
A cheaper alternative, is to use a cut-off piece of a plastic drinking straw, to act as a cake pick.

Allways Julez ...

good luck…