Post # 1
Today i was contacted by my wedding cake vendor and she told me she apparently cant place flowers on my cake for some reason.. i guess something happened recently where she had issues with posting the flowers on a cake. Im guessing someone got sick from toxiz flowers…or who knows.
SO she said the only way she would place the flowers herself is if a florist was there and the florist washed and got the flowers prepared. SO ya..
it almost seems like she got sewed(sp) huh?
Anyway.. so now my options are…
– i put the flowers my self. i just wont insert them into the cake since it might be toxic i guess
– but silk flowers and use that(it might look ugly though??)
-or no flowers
I dont want to do sugar flowers because it will rack up the cost another 130. So its not worth it.
HOw did you or will you out the flowers on your cake? DO they usually go into the cake??
thanks for everyones input 🙂
Post # 3
umm yes the only flowers the can use are unsprayed flowers as my bakery also told me !!!!
Post # 4
what do you mean by unsprayed?
Post # 5
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
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
What kind of flowers are you using?
We had fresh gerberas on our cake and didn’t have a problem.
Post # 8
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
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.
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
Thats good that many of your florist are placing the flowers. I guess my florist is just being mean over the whole thing. ugh!!
Post # 13
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
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.