Can I Make Gp Flowers In Advance And Store Them?

Decorating By yummymummy Updated 29 Mar 2008 , 3:57pm by JenniferMI

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yummymummy Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 2:18pm
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I was just wondering, does anyone make their flowers and store them away for future use, even if they don't have a particular cake ordered for them? I was thinking of making some basic roses and maybe a few other types of flowers in white, and just storing them for later use. all I would have to do is brush them w/ some color or dust and my work would be done.
Is this okay, and if so, how would you recommend storing them?
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tiptop57 Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 2:52pm
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Yes you can store them for a long time. I have flowers over several years old. Put them into a foam lined box and keep out of sun and direct heat.

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awolf24 Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 3:04pm
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You can, definitely if you are keeping them white. I learned the very hard way that they will completely fade if kept out in the light, especially in direct sunlight. icon_smile.gif Make sure you store them covered (opaque box or line clear storage containers with paper towel or foil) if you are coloring the gumpaste at all.

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yummymummy Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 3:34pm
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Oh Great! I have a cake to do for a 50th anniversary and I proposed a design that involved making 60-70 gp roses, but she hasn't gotten back to me w/ approval yet. so I wanted to make them anyway, and if she decides to go w/ something else, I can save them for another project. icon_biggrin.gif

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JenniferMI Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 3:57pm
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YES! Keep them in cardboard boxes.... It's always a good thing when we have things made up ahead icon_smile.gif

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