Can You Have Flowers On The Wedding Cake?
The question often comes up asking, can flowers on cakes make your wedding or baby shower memorable? Is this something you can do yourself or do you have to hire someone to do this for you? The answer is both Yes! and No!
Now unless you’ve been living under a rock (this is cool), you’ve probably been pretty resistant to the idea of putting fresh flowers on cakes. After all, the thought of killing a tree to have your cake is probably not the image you want to have in your mind. They are also sometimes dangerous, as with many flowers. But wait, they are edible flowers!
Decorating cakes with edible flowers can add flair to any event. It adds flavour and variety when decorating with flowers. Also, it adds a natural look and isn’t that what decorating is all about? When using fresh flowers, you have to be careful as you aren’t just adding colour, but you are also adding fragrances. Each flower has a different scent. Using flowers will create an atmosphere where the aroma is more predominant than the taste of the flowers.
Even though edible flower food safety is becoming a thing of the past (due largely to the fact that it is required by law in many states), there are still some tips that should be followed when using them. First, you must use a non-toxic type of floral tape. This should be non-toxic enough so that it won’t cause any harm to anyone, but still will allow air to circulate. You will want to avoid using a glue that is glue-based. These glue-based adhesives are toxic and can cause burns, and if the icing is edible, your cake could even become malnourished from the glue.
Also, you should avoid adding fresh flowers on cakes that aren’t already prepared. When creating a cake, or preparing a cake for someone else, you need to make sure that they are not going to be ingesting dangerous amounts of food while being exposed to them. When you decorate a cake, and especially when you are adding fresh flowers to it, you need to take this very seriously. Don’t leave fresh flowers on a cake to be eaten…
But most importantly, you should keep fresh flowers on cakes out of the reach of children. If children were to find fresh flowers on cakes, it would probably cause them to suffer from a potentially fatal poisoning shock. This would certainly violate numerous childhood health laws that are in place for just this reason. Even if flowers on cakes are used to add a touch of natural flavouring or colour, kids need to understand that these flowers are dangerous and that there are real dangers that come with having flowers on cakes. Children simply cannot be trained to enjoy flowers on cakes…
If you are adding flowers to your favourite cake, but you are unsure whether or not it is okay to do so, you may wish to ask the cake decorator who created the piece of cake for you. They will know whether or not flowers on cakes are appropriate. As with most things in life, if you have a choice, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Finally, another common question that people often have about adding fresh flowers on cakes is about taste. In general, the answer to this question is that yes, fresh flowers on cakes taste good. However, the best way to find out if flowers on cakes will taste good for you is to simply give them a try. By all means, look through the local cake store catalogue for ideas on what flowers to use – or even browse online for some inspiration. The important thing is to remember that there is no right or wrong answer to the question “Should flowers on cakes?”