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Real flowers on a cake

Hi all. A customer has asked for a naked cake with a teapot on top and real flowers cascading down to a teacup on the board. I am trying to figure out how to achieve the effect with real flowers, ie how to wire them, prepare them to stop them wilting etc. Has anyone done anything similar, any tips would be very gratefully received. Thanks everyone X

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Allways Julez

Hi Roo. The trick is knowing how to wire them properly… I will include a link at the bottom, which might be useful for you.
Choose the freshest flowers, and ones that will keep well.
Don’t prepare too far in advance… I would suggest no more than 24hrs.
Store in a cool place, you may refrigerate as long as it is not too cold.
For the bit cascading down the side, actually start with the flowers that will be at the bottom, and as you add to the trail, tape as you go. Join the trail to the top bouquet when done.
P.S. Make sure your flowers are food grade, free of pests, pesticides and not toxic.
Link to wiring and taping fresh flowers:

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Oh wow this is so helpful, thanks so much Julez, so comprehensive.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

That is an awesome tutorial Julez! Thank you so much for sharing it!

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Linda, may I caution you where you get your flowers for your cake. I put fresh gerberia daisies on my daughter’s wedding cake. But they were organic. Reason being that most flowers have chemicals and some insecticides infused in the petals and stems. You don’t want that leaching into the cake. Because obviously I was at the wedding…didn’t place the flowers on the cake until 5 pm, just before the reception started…

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Hi June. I am very mindful of the variety and source of the flowers, I will heed your advice and make sure they are food safe. They won’t actually be touching the cake, but even so, will take all precautions.

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Yes, Linda…pretty sure you would. I’m surprised how many decorators don’t realize the food safety ussue wuth flowers on cakes. My cake club leader…40 yrs in business, refuses to put flowers on her cakes. Says too risky…

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Ive never been asked for fresh flowers before, but its really interesting to read about it.

Bethann Dubey

Thank you Julez for the video!…………… I tried to get organic flowers and for a Wedding cake and I had and florists kept telling me that all I needed to do was to tear off the outside petals and it would be just fine to put on the cake.. but knew better so many place do not have them and they will try to tell you it does not matter :( I ended up just making them..