Hello all and welcome to a little overview of how to dress up your cake with flowers.
Throughout the past few years I have developed a passion for adding flowers to our cakes.
I just adore the transformation it makes and you know those flowers can also hide some frosting mistakes, and even a cake (heaven forbid) that sinks…
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So, a little bit about the importance of cakes in our family. Cakes have always been the go to dessert in our family, you see they just seem to be appropriate for any and all occasions.
We have made them for Birthdays, Christenings, injuries, graduations, engagements, losses of life and loves, and just because.
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My Mom was a cake baker extraordinaire and every cake that she made came from the finest ingredients layered on her built in lazy susan cabinet.
At the time this cabinet seemed quite magical as sugar tumbled out and vanilla extract left tiny droplets on the wooden shelf, truly a confection delight at any age, especially a youngsters.
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Today I am sharing with you my love for dressing cakes with flowers.
Adding flowers to a cake adds an incredible aesthetic power.
All of the cakes here today came from my kitchen for one reason or another, as you know our family doesn’t really need much of a reason to make a cake!
Links to the post are underneath each photo.
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There is a difference between edible flowers and safe flowers to place on a cake or to use for garnishing.
Edible flowers are grown specifically for human consumption, and are Certified as Organic.
If they are not organically certified, they should not be placed on a cake.
Before eating organic flowers always remove the pistil and stamen.
Decorating/garnishing flowers are a non-poisonous flower which is not necessarily organically grown and therefore must not be eaten.
These flower are for decorative purposes only and must be washed prior to use and a decorative barrier placed between them and the cake.
There are products that you can purchase for this, or make your own out of wax-paper.
If in doubt about a flower leave it off or dress your cake with faux flowers.
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A few weeks ago when I was welcomed as a guest at Southern Hospitality, one of the questions I was asked was what type of flowers I recommended for decorating cakes.
(If you haven’t met Rhoda from Southern Hospitality yet, drop by and say hi, she is a fantastic Lady!)
I thought that with the Holidays nearly upon us, and all of us wanting to give our Holiday desserts some extra goodness, that this was a good time to clarify this concern.
I have provided a short pinnable reference for you on using edible flowers.
However, I would also recommend these other sites for more information.
The flowers that I used on these cakes were a combination of faux and real and we did not eat any of the real flowers. I made a barrier out of wax paper.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I so enjoyed having you stop by.
Any tips to share, we’d love to know.
Happy Cake Decorating!
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