Originally Posted by Christy-Lee
I am making a 4 tier chocolate cheesecake as my wedding cake. I would like to decorate it with flowers but am concerned that they would sink! Does anyone have a suggestion for solving this problem please? Perhaps a good solid icing recipe? Has anyone tried this themselves?
I think the question about flowers is the least of your worries!
How are you going to fit the pillars into the cheesecakes so that they can be stacked. You could do this in a set cheesecake by positioning the pillars which would need to be sterilised, on the base before adding the cheescake mix. You will need 4 tins of the right sizes, all with removable bases which are thin enough to be placed on cake boards so that you can create the tiers.
If you intend to make baked cheesecakes then you have to think about how you will set the pillars so that you can stack the cheesecakes to give the 4 tiers. I`m not aware of any pillars for making tiered cakes that can be put in an oven, so the only alternative would be some very careful "cutting out" of the appropriate shape after baking. Tricky, not impossible but likely to be messy!.
As to floweres, you could make sugar paste flowers or think about using fresh edible flowers like violas and pansies but you should take advice on this. If it was me I would decorate with chocolate shapes and run-outs.
Hope this helps,