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Old 08-10-2011, 02:52
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My brother's fiance wants me to make an assortment of fabric flowers to put on her wedding cake. I can't find anything to attach them with, any ideas?
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I did that for my wedding cake, and we used wires. It may have been jewelry wire.. I can't remember..
It was thin enough to poke through the flowers, and stick in the cake without leaving any big gaping holes. We just made sure when it was time for cake, that if a flower came out without a wire, it would need to be removed. Which, in that case, if the flower slipped off, then the wire would be visibly poking out of the cake.
I'm sure there are better ways to do it, but this worked well for us.
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If she doesn't mind, you could attach them to the end of wooden dowels, like place the bottom of the flower on the tip of the dowel and just stick the dowel in the cake, and just remove them to slice, and she could keep the flowers.
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I make the flower and then use a white wrapped wire to insert into the flower. Get some white flower tape and wrap the bottom of the flower on to the wire. They won't fall off an they won't make a big hole. The tap stretchs and "sticks" as you wrap it. Just continue wrapping around the wire about 2" down. The tape comes in several colors.

Another thing you could do is get some floral U-shaped pins used in floral arrangements. You could stitch the crossbar of the U to the bottom of the flower and still have two "legs" to stick into the cake.
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Thank you for all the ideas, I'll try these! You know how you just have one thought in your head and can't come up with anything else. These will be perfect!
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wires are good, just make sure you research the type of wire. I made a gumpaste flower for a wedding cake I made, and was shocked to realize that some wires can leach toxic elements in the cake...

Make sure you check that it is food safe. I think that probably Michaels or Joanns would have some in the cake section...
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Wilton makes pegs that you can use to put decorations on cakes. They are something like this. My neighbor used to do sculpted flowers and stuff for cake decorating and she used these ( or something very similar) for a base. I would think you could hot glue them to the flowers.


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Wilton makes pegs that you can use to put decorations on cakes. They are something like this. My neighbor used to do sculpted flowers and stuff for cake decorating and she used these ( or something very similar) for a base. I would think you could hot glue them to the flowers.

This is what I was thinking but with a bigger base to glue. I saw these but didn't know if the flowers would glue to it very well.
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