Refrigerating Real Roses

Baking By Cakesbybliss Updated 11 Jun 2017 , 12:51am by AnnieCahill

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Cakesbybliss Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 6:40pm
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Hi :) 

i was wondering if anyone has decorated a cake with real roses and then refrigerated it over night. If so, how'd it go? i needed to make a wedding cake in the summer with real red roses and wasn't sure if I can set up the roses the day before and just place it in the fridge. 

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kakeladi Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 8:21pm
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Have you thought to call a florist w/that ?

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Cakesbybliss Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 8:28pm
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I have asked the florist if it's fine to purchase them the day before and they said that's fine but I'm not sure if they'll know what will happen if the roses are inserted into a cake 

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kakeladi Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 8:39pm
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Most should.  They deal w/wedding cakes almost as much as we do :)

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kakeladi Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 8:40pm
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Most should.  They deal w/wedding cakes almost as much as we do :)

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SandraSmiley Posted 9 Jun 2017 , 8:56pm
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Hello @Cakesbybliss ‍,  I have not stored roses overnight inserted into a cake, but for many years I exhibited roses on a national level and am well aware of how they react to refrigeration - lol.  The roses should be refrigerated as long as possible before being removed for the wedding as the cool prevents premature opening.  If you insert them into the cake without water, it would be the same as leaving them lying on the kitchen counter.  They must have water to stay fresh.  Even with the small vials used by the florist, which could be inserted into the cake, there probably would not be enough water for more than a few hours, unlikely enough for overnight.  For optimum freshness, I would have everything ready to go and insert the roses as soon as you remove the cake for delivery or at the venue.

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AnnieCahill Posted 11 Jun 2017 , 12:51am
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Yes they can be refrigerated overnight.  

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