Not Skilled With Gp Flowers.... What R Alternatives?

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whisperingmadcow Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 11:53pm
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I might be doing a wedding cake for a friend of a friend and she said that she might want lots of flowers on the cake. My only experience with GP flowers is the roses I made in wilton class. What are some alternatives and how do you charge for them?

With fresh flowers do I attach them to the cake or does a florist? How so affix them to the cake? It seems weird to just push them into the cake. Is there something I need to do to the cake if she wants flowers you can't eat?

Is there some place I can order GP flowers?

I don't have alot of experience with floral orders so ANY advise would be awesome!

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whisperingmadcow Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:16am
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anyone...anyone at all...?

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pipercakes Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 5:31pm
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Hi! When I need perfect gumpaste flowers in a variety of colors/kinds, I have ordered them online from a few different places. They are beautiful and shipping is quick. They were so carefully wrapped and no damage.

I've ordered cherry blossoms here:

I've ordered a variety here (orchids, calla lilies, daisy, poppy)

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xstitcher Posted 1 May 2009 , 8:21pm
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I would go with gp flowers if at all possible since they are edible. Some flowers are poisonous and others have been treated with chemicals and sprays.

Here are some links about fresh flowers that I found, :

Fresh flowers do look beautiful though you just have to be careful which ones you use and how you place them on the cake.

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kakeladi Posted 1 May 2009 , 9:01pm
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When is the wedding? How much time do you have to learn a few? Many flowers can be made in air-drying b'cream or royal Icing.
Many a pretty cake has been made using only swirled drop flowersicon_smile.gif Well, 100s of them but they are simple to make icon_smile.gif

Apple blossoms, roses, pansy, drop flowers, are a few easy to make choices.

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Texas_Rose Posted 1 May 2009 , 9:35pm
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I've seen some pretty cakes that had silk flowers as decorations.

When you attach flowers to a cake, instead of just pushing the stems in, you would use these:

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xstitcher Posted 2 May 2009 , 2:30am
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As Texas_Rose said some silk flowers look great too. If you find just the right ones they look like the real deal.

I forgot to add this to my post earlier. It's a list on non-toxic flowers however you still have to worry about pesticides and chemicals with flowers so if you go this route try to get organically grown flowers. You also will want to keep in mind that some folks may have allergies and the pollen from the flowers may effect them.

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whisperingmadcow Posted 2 May 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thank you everyone for the advise. The wedding wont be until the fall of 2010 and we really havn't sat down together to work out the details, but I wanted to be able to go into that meeting knowing a little bit more about GP flowers and alternatives then I do know. So that you everyone!

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xstitcher Posted 3 May 2009 , 7:36am
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Sugarflowers has a dvd called Bloomin' Garden in which she shows you how to make everything in her avatar picture (it's also the cover pic on her dvd)

Here's a link to her site:

It's an excellent dvd and she provides awesome customer service to boot! I'm sure if you get it you'll have plenty of time to practice between now and then and it will also give you the confidence to try different flowers as well.

You can always check youtube for some videos as well.

Here's another thread that might give you some more info on gp flowers as well:

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