The hardest part of the flower was the center. I started with a wired gumpaste ball and coated a small section with some tylose paste. Then I started placing silver dragees on the ball. If it rolled around too much, I had to remove it because the silver would start coming off. Eventually I got the whole thing covered, and it looked awesome - if I do say so myself!
99% of the time, I deliver my wedding cakes to a venue. It's easy to get in and out of, and there's rarely anyone around with the exception of the venue staff and maybe the DJ or the florist. But this cake went to the brides parent's house. It was a big, beautiful house; bigger than some venues I go to. But once we got into their driveway, things got harder. The house was FULL of people and we found ourselves traipsing from room to room stepping over grandpa's feet and dodging little children in their Sunday best! Not all home deliveries go this way, but it's best to be prepared for it!
Have a great weekend!!