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Posted: 04 April 2009 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone ever used the small flower holders with oasis foam to make a cake topper?

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Posted: 04 April 2009 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve used oasis for a cake topper (naked oasis… no cage or base)... soaked and filled it with flowers the night before and placed it on a small separator plate before putting it on the cake.  By morning, the oasis had leaked water all over the top of the cake - thankfully Mousseline is impervious to water and it sopped right up, but I was nervous about more leakage all day.  I’ve since read that you can wrap the oasis with plastic wrap to prevent that from happening (that tip might have come from Jeanne)... or if you’re smart and plan ahead, you can buy special oasis toppers that are designed to retain any water that leaks.

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Posted: 04 April 2009 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That wasn’t me but I’ve had enough florists leave an arrangement for me…. most of them use a clear plastic saucer (it’s not deep or tall on the sides) with the oasis, and there’s florist tape in an X across it to hold it down.  If I am smart enough to bring a little parchment or acetate with me, I can cut some to fit before I put it on the cake.  Usually I like to suggest that the florist just leave me a bucket of flowers to arrange when I get there.  I use a ball of fondant scraps and stick the stems into it

What makes me nuts is how you can see the container once you put the arrangement on the cake.  It’s hard to remember when the florist is working on the topper that they are working on a table. When the topper goes on the cake, it’s now at eye level and the flowers don’t come down enough to hide the container.

And, since I’m on this soapbox wink I always tell clients that EVERYONE is looking at the cake.  There are only 8 or 10 or 12 people looking at any ONE centerpiece.  So I want the good flowers, not the dregs left at the end when all the centerpieces are done. smile

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Posted: 04 April 2009 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I was looking at the Oasis Mini-Deco Holders, sold in sets of 12. They are Flat on the bottom with adhesive, so I thought I would buy flowers , arrange them in the holder, and secure to a 8 inch cardboard round for the topper. I thought I would fill some of the others and place around the cake. It’s just a thought. The website saveoncrafts.com have them for 7.99 plus shipping. I also thought I might get a silk flower topper, just in case. Do they look cheap?

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