Fresh Flowers And I'm A Bit Nervous About Insecticides

Decorating By PennySue Updated 15 Apr 2009 , 2:51pm by jillmakescakes

PennySue Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:49am
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Ok, I'm sure this is somewhere but I only have a few minutes tonight to post this. I've used fresh flowers on wedding cakes before but now I'm a bit wiser and wondering if I need to insist on organically grown or what. Any thoughts will really help!

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PennySue Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:35pm
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Seriously, anyone?? Please!

jillmakescakes Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:41pm
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I have the following clause in my contract:

  If fresh flowers are to be used, XXXXX is not responsible for placing fresh flowers on the cake. You acknowledge that fresh flowers are not a food product, and may contain pesticides, insects, dirt, or other contaminants.

I basically leave it up to the florist to take care of the flowers. If I do need to take care of the flowers, I place a circle of wax paper under the flowers just large enough to ensure that the flowers aren't touching the cake but also so that the wax paper can't be seen.

PennySue Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:44pm
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That sounds like a good idea. Thank you so much for posting!

jillmakescakes Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:51pm
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No prob! I know it can be frustrating when nobody answers you. Glad it was helpful! thumbs_up.gif

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