(Closed) Flowers on wedding cake? toxic?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

umm yes the only flowers the can use are unsprayed flowers as my bakery also told me !!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I had flowers on mine. We bought them from a floral supplier and sugar-dipped them ourselves.

I believe unsprayed references no toxic sprays (like pesticides) used on them.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Any florist will be able to get you flowers that you can safely put on your cake.  They would ensure that they have no chemicals, pesticides, etc on them.  Real flowers on a cake is a VERY common thing and is perfectly safe.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What kind of flowers are you using?

We had fresh gerberas on our cake and didn’t have a problem.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

unsprayed= no chemicals,pesticides, but yes your florist can get you insrayed flowers we are getting our roses unsprayed for our cake topper!!!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had all kinds of flowers on ours too, no problem. I just told the bakery what kind I was interested in and they got them for.

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Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If I were you, I’d contact a local florist and ask them which flowers they recommend you use.  Any reputable flower shop knows whether their floral growers use pesticides, so just ask.  Also, some flowers are poisonous, but they should definitely be able to help you with that too.  Good luck.  🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My baker also will not place flowers on the cake but it has nothing to do with toxicness (is that a word?) I asked and they told me because they cannot guarantee the flowers will look right or stay fresh or that they won’t fall in transit. They just don’t want the responsibility.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If flowers were truly toxic, then countless guests across the world would fall sick (or worse) immediately following a wedding. Since that is not true at all, they are safe to use. However, you cannot use poisonous flowers (there are lists online but consulting a florist will be your best bet since they sell fresh cake flowers all the time and no one sues them or gets sick or dies) or ones that have been sprayed with pesticides. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that a baker would say that because raising and selling flowers is not their line of work so many are misinformed and pass that misinformation on to gullible clients. There are just as many, if not more, flowers that are actually edible but most people don’t know that because they are fed lies by people who are intent on scaring them and who don’t know any better.

Your florist is the one who will place the flowers so the baker has nothing to do with any of it other than baking the cake and delivering it. But if she continues to be this insistent that she is right and everyone else is wrong, I’d find someone else asap who actually knows what they are talking about and leaves everything else to those who know what they are doing.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

The florist is the one who places the flowers on the cake.  At the venue.  Just tell the baker what you need room for and where, and the rest is on your florist to provide.

 

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