Friday, September 14, 2012

Gumpaste Flower Vines For A Wedding Cake

I did a cake that had vines of gumpaste flowers on the bottom two tiers. They were combinations of orchids and freesia-type flowers on a stem.

To get this effect I used to dummies to make the vines. I put a skewer in the center and attached a wire to the skewer so that I could see how long the vines had to be to make it from the top to the bottom of the tiers. I hooked the flowers onto the wires and did enough to cover the whole cake the way that I wanted it.






I then removed the vines from the dummies, and pinched the stems with pliers to flatten out the wrapped flower stems.






After that I wrapped the stems with floral tape to make sure that nothing would move.






When I set up the cake at the reception site I put a skewer in the center, hung the vines on it, then put a flower on top of that to cover it up. I filled in any empty spaces with more gumpaste, and there you have it!

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com

1 comment:

ChatterBlossom said...

Cascading vines are always so romantic looking to me. Love it!