Post # 1
I’m planning on having a simple 3 tiered white wedding cake but decorating it myself. Since I am ordering my flowers online in bulk I could just take a couple extra flowers and stick them on the cake but I read it could be posionous to do so (pesky pesticides and all ) .
Should I wrap up the stems in like foil before I stick it in? should I put the stems in thoses water picks for flowers before I place it in the cake? But won’t that leave huge holes in the cake. Would it be easier to put the flowers in between the tiers? If so… how?
I welcome any and all help/suggestions.
I put two pictures below of what I’d like to do. (i’d like to put the flowers in between the tiers but if not I can ask for the cake to be stacked together)
I’m not a great DIYer so any help would be great!
Post # 3
You can put the in those water pick things. It will help to keep the flowers fresh, too. Yeah, it will leave holes, but no one will know.
The easiest way would be to ask for some organic or edible flowers. Cut the stem right under the flower head, and use some buttercream to secure it in place.
Post # 4
thanks Scottielass. Sound like a good idea
Now I wonder how they arrange the flowers in the middle of the tiers. I think once I get a good idea of how to execute each style of decorating cakes with real flowers i’ll be able to pick which is more doable.
I still appreciate all you weddingbee brides giving me ideas on how to execute this =)
Post # 5
The roses that are inserted between the tiers(in the space that the pillars leave) can easily be inserted into water picks . The roses would then be placed like spokes on a wheel with the water picks in the center.
Post # 6
I think they use a floral ring (green styrofoam that looks like an “O”). The cake supports go in the center open space.
Post # 7
If your cake is like the first one, I would just double check that your flowers will be wide enough to fill the space. If they are roses, you might need to force them open or give them enough time to open, because they generally are in tight bud form at the florist. Good luck!