Floral Paper Suggestion

Decorating By Sue9069 Updated 22 Aug 2013 , 8:12pm by rjcakes

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Sue9069 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:01pm
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AI have a request for a cake for a retirement. They want a bouquet of gum paste flowers that the recipient can keep. Can anybody think of what I could use for the tissue paper that wraps around a bouquet you get from the florist? I would assume that floral paper, even the waxed kind, is not food grade.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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sixinarow Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:03pm
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AWafer paper is edible. It's a little thicker than tissue paper, but it may work.

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leah_s Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:19pm
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It will crack, though. If you LIGHTLY steam it - QUICKLY - it will curl.

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Sue9069 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:23pm
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I thought about the wafer paper, but I'm also worried about the cracking issue. icon_sad.gif  Especially after I try to put a bouquet of flowers on it.

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shanter Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:34pm
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You could try a rice paper "wrap" wrapper. They are pliable whendamp and I should think that once they are formed to shape, with the bouquet, eventually they would dry out. I haven't tried this, but it's an idea.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rice%20paper%20wraps

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sixinarow Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 4:16pm
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A^^That's a better idea. You can buy those in a good supermarket (not walmart) in the fresh veggie section by the wonton wrappers or sometimes they have them in the Asian food aisle.

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Sue9069 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 4:48pm
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I'll give the rice paper a try!  Also, was just thinking if parchment paper would work?  What do you think?

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kikiandkyle Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 5:40pm
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AWhat about cutting a piece out of the clear treat bags you can get? Or even a cake pop wrapper, put the stems through the closed end and wrap some ribbon around the outside.

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Dayti Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:13pm
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I don't understand why you don't just use floral paper, or regular tissue paper. I know they are not food safe, but no one is going to eat the flowers. Unless they are being presented on a cake and the paper would be touching the cake of course...

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Sue9069 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:23pm
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AI also like the clear bag idea. Can't use floral paper/tissue paper as it will be laying directly on the cake.

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scwright Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:49pm
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You could also use dessert/candy favor bags, they come in all sorts of colors & designs...

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rjcakes Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 8:12pm
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fancyflours sells food safe tissue paper - I've used it to line boxes for cookies and chocolates - it comes in sheets in a tube (about the size of a half-sheet). HTH!

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