Packaging Gumpaste Flowers For Shipping And Travel

Decorating By eava Updated 3 Nov 2012 , 1:12pm by Monk3y

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eava Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 4:41pm
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I have to bring gumpaste flowers down to the Dominican Republic for my cousin's wedding cake. Does anyone have any suggested techniques for how to wrap them and package them? I am going to carry them on, I was hoping to put them in my carryon just because it has wheels and I know I can get it in the overhead bin. I don't think the package will be small enough to go under my seat, I have 18 pretty large flowers, 10 smaller roses and carnations, and about 6 dozen filler flowers. I've flown with gumpaste decorations before, but never with flowers this large and delicate. I'm cross posting this to the cake decorating board. Thanks.

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Maria46 Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 4:59pm
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I would love to know this as well.

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cakegrandma Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 5:09pm
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Wrap them in bubble wrap and be thorough doing so, making sure leaves and petals that may touch each other have a small piece between. I did this with 3 dozen roses and leaves on wire and shipped about 1500 miles by UPS and only had 1 leaf and 1 petal broken. If they can make it that far in a box and all that handling they should be safe with you hand carrying them. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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Monk3y Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 1:12pm
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AWhat supplies do u guys use?

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