This is the cake that I made for my son’s Eagle Scout ceremony.
He wanted a semi-naked cake so I used fresh flowers and wired and arranged them into a cascade of red and white roses. The Eagle Scout badge is at the top of the cake. I used a blue ribbon around the bottom tier.
The cake is a white butter cake with a strawberry buttercream filling.
I made Boy Scout themed chocolates and painted them with luster dust and placed them in with the flowers.
Here’s a picture of the cake before the chocolates were added.
I wired each flower and taped them together to build the flower cascade. It took me several hours since there were a lot of roses.
I used Wilton cake flower spikes to insert the flowers into the cake.
Shortly before the event, before putting the flowers on the cake, I took the bouquets outside and sprayed the back of them with PME edible spray glaze and let it dry for about 5 minutes. Then I put the flowers into the Wilton cake flower spikes. The flower spikes go straight down into the cake so it is nice to have to wire to be able to bend the flowers the face the direction that you need.
(NOTE: spray PME edible spray glaze at the venue just before putting onto cake – if the spray it the night before, you will see a white powder on the flowers left by the spray.)