I work banquets at the Hilton and we do quite a few weddings. I have often seen orchids on cakes and we garnish almost all our desserts with them so I assume they are food safe (aside from the possible pesticide issue).
A friend wants me to make her a cake with orchids and fuji mums and I was wondering if this would be ok? Not sure about the mums and can't find a website to tell me.
There are many lists on the internet that tell one which flowers are poisonous BUT..........they conflict each other. There really isn't a good list. I'm not sure about mums either. Any flower that emits a white fluid when the stem is cut is NOT safe to be used on a cake.
as far as I know mums are not safe to use. cant you get silk ones?
In my opinion, I think any flower is safe as long as you use a barrier between the flowers and the cake. NEVER poke stems into a cake. Dendrobium orchids are edible but with any flower touching food, you would want it to be organic.