Flowers - What's Safe On A Cake? Orchids?

Decorating By djs328 Updated 7 May 2009 , 4:45am by djs328

djs328 Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:16pm
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Hello all...a friend asked me to do her wedding cake, and it is a Hawaiian theme...Anyone have a list of non-toxic flowers that will work on a cake? I know there are some no-no's out there...and some that are ok - the list I have does not have orchids on there...TIA!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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SJ169 Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:22pm
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Here is a link to a site and there is a big list of what is safe!!
Hope that helps!

http://www.edibleincredible.net/Helpful%20Hints/list_of_nontoxic_flowers_to_gar.htm

MBHazel Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:34pm
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Keep in mind that even though the flower is safe, what the grower did to it may not be.

I cut a waxpaper circle to place the flower on so the cake and the flower don't come in contact. If it is a bunch of flowers I use a cardboard circle cut to fit and arrange them on top and then just lift it off to cut.

I have seen a florist stick the dippy stems straight into the cake before.

djs328 Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:14am
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Originally Posted by MBHazel

Keep in mind that even though the flower is safe, what the grower did to it may not be.

I cut a waxpaper circle to place the flower on so the cake and the flower don't come in contact. If it is a bunch of flowers I use a cardboard circle cut to fit and arrange them on top and then just lift it off to cut.

I have seen a florist stick the dippy stems straight into the cake before.




Good tips...only 1 question: what do you mean by 'dippy stems?' icon_confused.gif

JenniferMI Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:43am
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I think any flower is ok...as long as you keep a barrier between the flower and the cake. You don't want flowers weeping... on the cake. Or, NEVER stick flower stems into the cake. Never... bare stems..

Jen icon_smile.gif

MBHazel Posted 7 May 2009 , 2:35am
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Hi DJS! I think dippy stems means I can't type!!!

I meant Drippy stems. icon_biggrin.gif

djs328 Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:45am
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Originally Posted by MBHazel

Hi DJS! I think dippy stems means I can't type!!!

I meant Drippy stems. icon_biggrin.gif




LOL!!! icon_smile.gif Now I get it! Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

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