I have a bride that wants real calla lillies on her wedding cake. I just realized callas are poisonous so I'm thinking we really don't want them on the cake . I'll offer to make sugar calla lillies and hope that is agreeable. I don't want to even suggest silk flowers. Just curious if anyone has some ideas on how to use real callas and not posion everyone at the reception!
I wouldn't try using the real ones...next thing you know, you'll turn your back and some helpful relative will be adding more to the cake, sticking the stems right into the frosting.
I've seen plenty of silk callas that looked just like the real thing. They're also really easy to make from gumpaste.
In my opinion, I would refuse to put real ones on the cake... to much of a liability. I just had the same problem... she wanted real, I said no, I suggested sugar flowers, she said she would just go with silk... so I said if that's what you want....but sugar flowers would look much better. We had to meet in the middle
Agreed, tell the bride that real calla lilies are poisonous and tell her that they are out of the question on a cake, unless she wants to have all her guests making a trip to the emergency room during her reception. If you don't know how to make gumpaste calla lilies Decopac sells them. I order from them if I don't have time to make them myself. But like Texas-rose said...they are really easy to make. Or you could suggest she go the silk route.