(Closed) Cake with twigs and birds

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

There is a recent post on pro that discusses how to insert flowers (and would probably apply to twigs) into a cake.

If you can mount the twigs on toothpicks and then insert the toothpicks into the cake, I think it would be ok… but I think you might need extra long toothpicks or even kebab skewers to do it.

Do you have another local bakery that would be willing to execute your vision?  Sounds like this guy isn’t exactly on board, and isn’t ready to think outside the box!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You could always suggest that he make the twigs out of spun sugar, or gum paste. If they can make flowers, they can make twigs, and then he can’t complain. =P Or you could insert the twigs yourself the day of (after cleaning them thoroughly, of course!). Or you can always buy plastic twigs (but still clean them).

Your baker sounds like a real piece of work.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You would use a little drill bit, or dremel tool to drill out a small hole at the bottom of the twig, I would imagine.  They’d have to be thick enough to do that, though.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think if you used soft, new branches of a tree that bends well (like willow?) you could just push the toothpicks/skewers up inside the branches.  Only if you used dried-out branches would it be a problem.  Or you could soak the branches in water for a little bit to soften them up before pushing the toothpicks/skewers in. 

P.S.  I love this look.  It’s very romantic, and not at all "summer party!"

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Summer party? Psh it reminds me of like Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty. like a little forest and birdies. 🙂 I like it.

You’re paying him, not the other way around.

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