Flower decorations on cakes make the piece look professionally made. Flowers beautify the cake and make it more elegant. You can add fresh or edible flowers to a simple cake to give it more style. Flowers can mimic the theme of the event; for example, the flowers used on a wedding cake can be the same ones used throughout the ceremony.
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Things you need
- Tiered cake, ready to be decorated
Design the cake. It is important to have an idea of how you are going to incorporate the flower with the cake. The easiest way is to make a white frosted cake, because any colour of flower will go well with a white cake. Be sure that the flowers will be a seamless addition to the cake-- you want to plan the cake with flowers in mind. Make sure the flowers don't look like an afterthought.
Pick the flowers you want to place on the cake. Popular flowers include roses and orchids. Avoid flowers that shed petals or pollen easily. Buy from natural stores or pick them from the garden. Make sure to pick ones that didn't come into contact with toxic chemicals. Most people pick flowers depending on the theme of the occasion.
Wash and dry flowers before placing them on the cake. Even if the flowers are clean from pesticides, it is still important to wash them. Flowers have been handled by various people before you bought them, and since you are putting them on food, should be cleaned to avoid contamination. Garden bugs might also hide in the petals, so clean them thoroughly.
Place flowers on the rim of each tier, and create a bouquet on the topmost layer. Cut the stems of the flowers, leaving only an inch or two so that it will be easier to place them on the cake. On the topmost layer, place a bouquet of flowers to make a dramatic impact and make the cake look fuller.
Garnish with petals or icing. A sprinkle of petals all over the cake adds a nice finishing touch to the cake. Icing can also be used to touch up any areas that had been smudged when placing the flowers. You can also add decorations around the flowers, to give them emphasis.
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