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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 !

Cathy - 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.


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