Transporting Flowers Made Of Royal Icing

Decorating By chawley116 Updated 20 Jul 2009 , 4:35am by CanadianCakin

chawley116 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:18pm
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I'm currently in a cake decorating class where the instructor tends to leave out crucial bits of instruction, making things difficult for me (basically a beginner). icon_redface.gif

I've made about 60 pansies out of royal icing, and about 80 leaves. I know they need to dry for about 48 hours, but how do I transport them to class?

I've got cake boxes, but on Wednesday, they'll have cake in them. What would be an appropriate way to transport all my flowers (preferably without breaking them)?

Any help and information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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gramofgwen Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:36pm
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What I've done in the past has been to take a shirt-sized gift box and line it with that cello Easter grass or packager shredding. then you can place each piece individually in the box nestled in the shredding and it will stay in its place, cushioned against any jostling. [/code]

chawley116 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:42pm
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that's great. thank you!

varika Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:45pm
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When I buy them from the store, they wrap them in paper towels, and I've never had any breakage that way. Of course, that won't work for ones that aren't finished drying yet!

chawley116 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:51pm
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thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

Mme_K Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 9:35pm
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I generally just put mine in a box , like a shoe box, and have had no breakage. Since the pieces are on wax paper squares, this protects them.
HTH

ezbakin Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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I just recently did cupcakes for a wedding and each cupcake had a hibiscus flower on it and I made 125 flowers. I transported them in egg crates. The ones that work best are if you happen to buy eggs in large quanity's at the wholesale food clubs (75 eggs in a pack) each tray hold 25 eggs and they work perfect to hold the flowers. I haven't tried just the dz cartons but I am sure they will work just fine. Hope that helps and good luck!!

TexasSugar Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:22am
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If you are just carrying them to class, just put them in a box. You can also layer them with paper towels in between them. If they are dry, pansies aren't super fragile.

CanadianCakin Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:35am
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Pizza boxes work great!

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