Steaming Frangipanis

Decorating By cazza1 Updated 5 Oct 2014 , 6:50am by winniemog

cazza1 Posted 5 Oct 2014 , 3:08am
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I have steamed many flowers on wires before but never ones with no wires.  I have over 100 frangipanis that I have dusted yellow and now plan to add pink to their backs.  How do I steam them over a boiling jug without them having a mark where held from tweezers or burning my fingers?  And when I put them down they will be damp so how do I stop them marking where they sit in the foam?  Normally they would hang on wires and not touch anything and it is not a problem.

 

Thanks in advance for any help received.

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cakebaby2 Posted 5 Oct 2014 , 6:23am
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Do you have to steam them at all? They dont always need it. i dont like the sheen it gives them.

If you really want to do it how about using a shallow pan of boiling water and just passing them over it on a rack?

MBalaska Posted 5 Oct 2014 , 6:27am
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@cazza1  I sure don't know anything about steaming flowers,  I'm really looking forward to seeing yours, and I may be way off base but this popped into my mind:

 

Personal handheld portable steamer.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYHAGS/?tag=cakecentral-20+portable+steamer

 

you could do all of them on one side, let them dry, turn them over & do the other side. I sure hope someone has a much better idea.

winniemog Posted 5 Oct 2014 , 6:50am
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AActually MB, that's precisely what I was going to recommend. Cazza1, I have a garment steamer I bought cheaply from Kmart, I use it on large batches of flowers or other pieces that need a steam, even on some types of cakes. It's really handy. I use a pot of boiling water for a small batch of wired flowers

If I only need to steam one thing I've been known to boil the kettle and wave the item in the steam - but I've been warned by friends that this can lead to petals in your kettle....hasn't happened to me yet though!

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