Alright, so, I'm going to go long-winded here and explain my plans. I've got it mostly figured out, except for those darn leaves >_< I'm looking for any ideas/advice/warnings/etc. I'd rather ask before I mess up than to ask what I did wrong after I ruin it, so if you see something that you don't think is going to work, by all means let me know.
I'm going to be making an edible bouquet for my man for our 1st anniversary/valentines combo day.
Here's what I have:
- Nordicware Sweetheart Pan (won't let me post the picture because I'm a noob, I tried
, google it
-2 boxes of red velvet cake mix
-cream cheese icing
-green sugar sprinkles
-dowel rods that I've already wrapped in floral tape (since that's the only thing that can be done this early in the game).
-heart-printed tissue paper to use as filler for said vase.
-1/2 ball of that...green foamy stuff they use for flower arrangements.
-clear cellophane (to wrap completed cakes in)
I'm going to make the red velvet cake mix in the (expensive!!
) pan. (Goal: 24 'roses') Let it cool, then poke some holes in the bottom..melt some icing, let that run down into the cakes. Cool that. Pop them out, ice the crevices of the rosebuds to add a little definition, then cover the little leaves on the sides with the icing/green sprinkles. Wrap them in cellophane. (leaving a fairly thick bit of cellophane on the bottom so that when i attach the dowels they don't become skewers for my roses!) and then brutalize the 1/2 ball of foam with all of them. So. the only thing that I haven't QUITE got figured out is how best to appreach the lack of greenery issue. I'd like to be able to buy some loose artificial rose leaves and attach a few of them to fill in the blanks. but I don't know if that would be enough, or if I should just go all-out and buy some fern bits to put in there and fill it out nicely? (I've spent WAY too much on this as it is...so cheaper = better) I think I may just have to wait and see how much room is left after I put 24 rosecakes into that vase...
(Once I'm done I will get pictures and do a more thorough step-by-step if anyone is interested)