The secrets of adding fresh flowers to cakes
Do you just love making your own cakes, especially during the school holidays with your kids? Well, whether you are baking a cake with the kids or for a wedding; the perfect addition to any stunning cake is a fresh flower. However, there are a few hidden secrets behind choosing the right fresh flower for your cake, so keep your ears open!
Whether you choose flowers from Serenata or you pick them from your garden there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration:
Know what you can eat
There are a number of blooms which are perfectly edible, so be sure that you know what those are! Roses, pansies and marigolds are popular choices for cakes; especially with kids due to their range of colours to choose from.
However, there are a number of flowers that are deadly if eaten such as; daffodils and calla lilies. Whilst the flowers on your cake do not need to be edible, you must ensure that you remove them before the cake is served – and keep your kids away from them in case of any minor mishaps.
You should also note that most fresh flowers will wilt when placed on the top of moist butter cream, so keep this in mind if you are preparing to serve your cake to guests.
Keep an eye on scent and taste
When choosing which bloom you would like to add to your cake, you should keep in mind the scent and taste of the flower to ensure it complements your cake. If the flower has a really strong scent, it will seep into the cake – and this may not necessarily be a good thing!
Be on trend
Believe it or not, the most ‘fashionable’ way to decorate your cakes with flowers in 2015 is to use just one flower to provide a huge visual impact. Orchids are thought to be great when used alone on the top or side of a cake.
Fresh flowers can be used in a number of different ways when it comes to cake making, from a delicate garnish to a huge flower arrangement on the top of the cake.
If you are making a tiered cake, flowers are also the perfect way to divide each tier for maximum impact and a fantastic modern design guaranteed to impress.
With these small tips in mind, you are set to create the very best cake!
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