How long are gum paste flowers good for after you make them? How should I store them? I am going to be working on a very large cake for my daughters 16th birthday at the end of May and thought I might be able to start the flowers now.
If stored properly, they actually will last YEARS! Keep them out of direct sunlight as it can cause the color to fade. You can store them in boxes with fiber fill to cushion them...just not airtight boxes.
yeah they last forever.... I got an awesome tip from another CC'er..... to store them... use a storage box and cushion with cheap TP (they get it from the dollar store) then put your flowers and use more TP to "cradle" the petals... I tried this method and it works perfectly.... and yeah no sunlight... they fade....
Oh you can absolutely start those flowers! (And I agree with both of the above storage tips.) I have my niece's christening cake due at the end of May and I am going to start tonight. Have fun with your project!!!