(Closed) Rough buttercream wedding cake with sugar flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would a rough buttercream cake look good with sugar flowers?
    Sure, I think that would look great! : (36 votes)
    84 %
    No way! If that's the look you want, you need to have fresh flowers. : (7 votes)
    16 %
    I have another idea (please post) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    having been on a few cake decorating courses and seeing the sugar flowers that the professionals make, it;s difficult to tell that they are not real, in that link it says that the flowers are sugar paste flowers 

    for example the rose in the middle of the cake attached is a sugar rose and made by the lady who’s cake courses I go on 

     

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    yep sorry, the petals in the first link are real, the flowers on the top are definitely sugar paste though

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am having real flowers on my cake and i’m so glad I dont have to settle for fake. The first 2 florists I talked to were acting way above putting flowers on a cake and were unsure about the bakery’s plans and were just a headache. I ended up going with a florist who has actually done a few weddings at my site and have talked to, worked with, and embeslished cakes from the baker I’m going with (happens to be preferred to the site) maybe ask the bakery if they suggest any florists? because, to me, knowing that the 2 have worked together before put away any 2nd thoughts about the cake and I don’t have to be the middle man coordinating them.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I will be using real flowers on a rough buttercream cake. I got a quote for the sugar flowers from the baker and it was an extra $150. With real flowers, I just have to make sure a pile gets left out on the cake table and the baker will assemble them for free when she delivers the cake using my inspiration photo as a guide. Can’t beat that!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We asked our florist to just bring a few extra “scraps” to put on our cake. It didn’t take any organizing between the florist and bakery.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with Monkey786.  All you need to do is order what you want from your florist and most bakers when on site to set up the cake can decorate it as per your picture.  I work in weddings and this is not an UNcommon thing at all.

    I used the “scraps” from my DIY centerpices to do my cake like this:

     

    It literally took seconds to place the flowers.  I hope this helps!

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    here’s a picture of my cake… with just a few flower scraps the florist brought

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Haha! Don’t be lazy! That cake is beautiful, get it recreated as is!

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