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asked July 1st 2012

Storing your decorations.

Hi,I am a little confused over how to store things I have made. I make some from fondant,and some from flower paste. Do I store in cardboard boxes or in tins. I have lost so many and had to throw away,it would be a real help if I found out the correct conditions.Thank you

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Hi,I am a little confused over how to store things I have made. I make some from fondant,and some from flower paste. Do I store in cardboard boxes or in tins. I have lost so many and had to throw away,it would be a real help if I found out the correct conditions.Thank you

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Hi Denise

I save all my cardboard chocolate boxes, and similar, and store my sugar flowers in these, maybe with a bit of bubble wrap between the layers, Don’t store them in tupperware, as fondant things will go soft.

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For small flowers made from florist paste, once they have completely dried out I store them in a case like this:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=049977

I put a bit of kitchen roll in the base of each small compartment just to stop the flowers being in contact with the plastic and sliding about.

I find this makes it easy for me to keep different flower types / colours separate and see at a glance what I have in stock.

I wouldn’t store fondant decorations in airtight containers as they would sweat and droop.  But I’ve never had a problem storing my florist paste decorations in this way so long as they are completely dried out before putting them in the box.

For larger decorations such as roses, once dry, I wrap them carefully in plenty of kitchen roll and then put them into cardboard boxes, making sure that they are well padded so they don’t knock against the sides or another flower.

 

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I store mine in a regular cake box. If airtight they go soft

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I use egg boxes to store my flowers. Sorted by colour & size in the compartments.

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I agree with all the above and I have stored flowers and leaves in margarine tubs successfully for years!  If you could obtain some food grade Silica Gel packets they might help. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=food+grade+gel

Word of warning mice can eat through almost anything (we had some once) and I now store precious items in tins.

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I store finished flowers etc in cake boxes delicate ones upright in blocks of polystrylene with  drinking straws pushed in to hold them.  I also travelled by plane with large roses threaded into cupcake cakes to protect the wired petals and laid in a shoe box, God help anyone who nudged me.

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