I am getting married and found my perfect cake. The only problem is my baker does not know if the flowers on the cake are piped on, or if they are real flowers. If anyone could PLEASE HELP me, I would greatly appreciate it. I have attached the picture and would greatly appreciate it if anyone would help. Also, if not, would you recommend piping the flowers on, or putting real flowers. Would real flowers even stick onto it. They are not using fondant and just using creme for the outer layer. Thank you so much for all your help.

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Dec 30, 2008
real flowers for sure
by: Anonymous

I would go wtih real flowers. They make a simple cake look fantastic.

Dec 08, 2008
by: Anonymous

roses on a wedding cake are georgous if you know what you are doing....fondant is tacky and tastes even worse....gum base melts fast and it not as pretty.

Nov 10, 2008
wedding cake ?
by: Kelly

When I got married my sister made my cake and we used silk flowers.
It was very pretty and matched my boquet.

I think those in your picture look like gumpaste also.

Nov 06, 2008
My cake :)
by: Anonymous

Thank you all so much for your comments. Are the gum paste edible to eat? Or can you also just used royal icing and design it into a flower shape too? Thanks so much :)

Nov 06, 2008
wedding cake question
by: bamagrama

The cake in the picture appears to have gumpaste flowers. They are made ahead of time and placed on the cake using a drop of water or icing. You could also use royal icing flowers. They dry like a hard candy. Hope this helps!

Nov 06, 2008
by: Alicia

I don't think they are buttercream either. But it IS beautiful! :) Best wishes

Nov 06, 2008
It is a gumpaste
by: Lena Tan(Malaysia, Sarawak)

I am very sure it is not buttercream and is wiser to use gumpaste as all the flowers are on the side of cakes.

Nov 06, 2008
by: Anonymous

THey appear to be either buttercream or gumpaste. Most likely gumpaste and they can be stuck to the cake using either royal icing or piping gel.

You CANNOT let real roses touch your cake. They can be toxic.

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