Post # 1
I make wedding cakes now and then for close friends. I have a wedding cake to make in November – I’ve put a pic of what the bride and groom want below (different colour scheme though and with some leaves incorpated, minus the ‘fronds’ coming out). Normally I assemble my wedding cakes on site (not keen on transporting a stacked 4 tier wedding cake on an hour drive through hilly terrain) but I’ve never done one with sugar flowers on it like this. Do you think most of the sugar flowers could be stuck onto each tier and then the cake assembled on site and the flowers at the join put on then or does it seem that something like this needs to be preassembled? (this idea makes me very very nervous. Argh, why couldn’t they have fresh flowers like most people these days).
Post # 3
I think the flowers will flow better if they’re put on a preassembled cake. I would do a trial run and drive a cake around in your car. Sounds crazy but it will make you feel better. I never assemble cakes on site, I always make sure there’s ton of support in the cake & drive slow as hell. Avoid all bumpy roads.
Post # 4
I can’t really do a trial run, would cost me a fortune to buy all the stuff to do it just for practice 🙁
I’ve transported cakes long distances before (all our friends seem to get married in the countryside, lol) but always unstacked. Do you put doweling in your cakes to hold each tier on? I put dowling in, but only as support (ie. it doesn’t run through the tiers, just provides support for each tier to sit on to avoid sinking) so it wouldnt’ stop a tier falling off in the event of a mishap.