Hi Nancy - I will be making gumpaste cascading lily sprays for a 3 tier wedding cake. Would it be better to use fondant covered cakes to help hold the flower wires in place ? I'm afraid if I use buttercream, they may sag/slide or make indents in the icing. Please help ! Thanks !
- from Pittsburgh, PA
Yes, fondant covered cakes will support the wires more. If you absolutely have to ice the cakes with buttercream or another icing, I suggest baking pound cakes or another very stiff cake batter so that the cakes themselves will help stabilize the flower wires.
Return to all questions
The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.