Cake Safe Flowers?

Decorating By sugarMomma Updated 9 Jan 2009 , 12:17am by JenniferMI

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sugarMomma Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 8:48pm
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I work banquets at the Hilton and we do quite a few weddings. I have often seen orchids on cakes and we garnish almost all our desserts with them so I assume they are food safe (aside from the possible pesticide issue).

A friend wants me to make her a cake with orchids and fuji mums and I was wondering if this would be ok? Not sure about the mums and can't find a website to tell me.

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kakeladi Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 2:37am
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There are many lists on the internet that tell one which flowers are poisonous BUT..........they conflict each other. There really isn't a good list. I'm not sure about mums either. Any flower that emits a white fluid when the stem is cut is NOT safe to be used on a cake.

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Cakechick123 Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 8:17am
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as far as I know mums are not safe to use. cant you get silk ones?

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JenniferMI Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 12:17am
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In my opinion, I think any flower is safe as long as you use a barrier between the flowers and the cake. NEVER poke stems into a cake. Dendrobium orchids are edible but with any flower touching food, you would want it to be organic.


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