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asked February 9th 2022

Dried pressed flowers

I have been asked to do a wedding cake with buttercream and decorated with dried pressed edible flowers , does anyone know how long the dried flowers will last on a cake . Could I put them on the cakes 2 days before wedding . Any advice would be appreciated as I’ve never worked with dried flowers before

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Hi Dawn Huston

From my personal experience, I found the best method is to stick them on with a little tiny blob of melted white chocolate. The chocolate creates a barrier against the buttercream and prevents the flower from absorbing the oils from it.

Melt the chocolate on medium heat in the microwave in 20 or 30-second bursts, stir to incorporate the heat evenly to prevent burning the chocolate. Pour the melted into a small piping bag. Cut a small hole at the tip of the bag and use to stick the flowers on.

However, I am sure the flowers will survive more than a couple of days if stuck directly onto the buttercream. If you have a few dried flowers, experiment sticking them onto buttercream for a few days at room temperature to see how they react.

Here is a useful blog you might find interesting:

https://www.greenunion.co.uk/blog/1037/WEDDING-CAKE-ADVICE---How-To-Incorporate-Edible-Flowers-Into-Your-Wedding-Cake-Design%2C-By-Dainty-Bakes

Hope suggestions help 🙂

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Thank you so much
I never thought of using chocolate
I’ll try some out on cupcakes and see how long they last
Also thank you for the blog will definitely take a look 🙂

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You are welcome 🙂

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