Day: January 18, 2012

Flowers on a Cake

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Flowers on cakes…

gum paste flowers

Nothing can compare to the color of fresh flowers, but
should they be on a cake.

fresh vs gum-paste flowers.

Fresh flowers:

Pros – easily accessible, natural color

Cons – need water or they may wilt, chemicals (pesticides), some flowers are poisonous, stems fragile and limited design options on cake, limited to availablity

Gum-paste flowers

Pros – custom color and size, custom shape, can be draped
and arranged unlike fresh flowers, can be preserved for display

Cons – may cost more, color may not be natural

red gum paste roses

these hand made roses are bold red, look realistic and can be kept on display under glass. 

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