I have to make about 40 to 50 gumpaste roses for a wedding cake and would like to start early and just take my time making them. What is the best way to store them? I've heard several different ways...in a plastic air tight container, in a cardboard box. How do you store yours?
Thanks for any advice, hints or tips...
I saw on RBI's blog they keep in plastic containers. They say flowers shd be completely dry before storing. I have started doing the same for upcoming events' flowers. BUT I have not tightly closed the containers. Having this 'what if flowers are not completely dry' paranoia.
I usually put some of those silica gel packs in with them and some paper towel too just in case. If you don't have any silica gel packs rice makes a fairly good substitute.
I have stored in plastic tubs as well as cardboard boxes.
So if the gumpaste flowers are completely dry, they can be kept in plastic containers with lids, but if not, they should be kept in a cardboard box?
I tend to prefer fresher made flowers in a cardboard box .
I have dried flowers in a box with one of those closet hippos when it has been raining and the air was too moist for them to dry ( it rained here last year for what seemed like months on end)
If I am shutting them in plastic though I tend to line the box with paper towels
I live in a very hot humid area. As long as they're very day, I keep mine in a lidded plastic box with paper towels crumpled in the bottom. I have some leftover ones that are several months old and they're still fine. The silica pacs sound like a great idea.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
AR they placed in the fridge?