|Flowers for the cake.|
|I especially love the Ebony dahlias.|
First thing this morning, I went to the neighborhood florist shop to pick up the flowers. I brought a container with me so that they could be put into water straight away and be kept as fresh as possible.
I also put dowels cut to the height of cakes into the three bottom tiers. The dowels will help support the weight of the stacked cakes. If you don't use dowels, the cakes would be crushed by the weight. A baked, filled and frosted cake is surprisingly heavy.
|Six 1/4 inch dowels cut to the height of the cakes are in each of the bottom three tiers.|
|My handy dandy sketch.|
I know this makes me sound crazy but I have been thinking about flower placement pretty much nonstop for the last three days. Arranging flowers artfully and naturally takes thought and consideration.
I'll post a picture tonight of the finished cake.