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.
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?
@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.
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.
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!