I have a friend who wants her cake decorated with calla lillies and orchids. I'm pretty sure that they are toxic and should not be placed on cakes but I'd like to double check. Does anyone know? Also, what would you charge per gumpaset calla lily and orchid. I was thinking $2/lily and $5/orchid. Sound right?
No one? I did a google search and calla's are definatley a no go, very toxic. I couldn't find anything about orchids though... anybody know?
As far as I know, no they are not. I've seen cakes with fresh orchids on them, and if you do a search on google, they show up on non-toxic lists. You're right about the calla lillies. Those are pretty simple to make with gumpaste though. Good luck!
Thanks! I think I'll sugest that I make them both... it would look funny to have some real and some gumpaste I think.
Not sure about all of them, but most orchids are just fine. Some (bought from the right sources) are even used for eating.
Do you have the cutters for the orchids - shudder - that is one flower I'd charge a LOT for
Here is a link to a forum that Christi (wgoat5) started to help everyone with toxic flowers. Great info!!!