Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
Prompted by Mieko Hirano’s article “Enjoy Decorating Cakes With Flowers,” Do the Bride a Favor offers some tips for brides on wedding cake preparation.
Using flowers can give an ordinary wedding cake a creative spin. Whether the bride decides on real or fake flowers, the beauty of flowers on top of a cake can compliment any wedding theme very well.
“There is really nothing like the look of natural, fresh flowers. We can see why some brides often go that route,” Do the Bride a Favor said.
Real flowers have their own benefits. Flowers are pretty common, found almost everywhere outdoors, and can be bought in many stores. When choosing flowers, try to go for ones that shed less pollen or petals. It makes less of a mess.
If the bride chooses to grow or harvest her own flowers to use for the cake, it's important to wash the flowers extremely well. This is not only because of bugs that may hide in the petals, but also because of the pesticides, which may be used by gardeners to kill them. Since the flowers will be in contact with the food that will be served to everyone in attendance, it's best not to risk anyone becoming sick.
The easiest way to decorate using real flowers is by scattering the petals on each tier of the cake. But don't make it seem like an afterthought. It will be obvious. Arrange the petals carefully. If the bride isn't sure how to place the flowers, classes on cake decoration do exist.
“But some brides might feel like real flowers are a bit too raw for their taste, literally. The best thing about flowers made from edible items are they preserve really well and they taste delicious!” Do the Bride a Favor added.
Using flowers made from other materials does take away the time needed to harvest and scrub real ones. And they can be made using anything sweet. Popular choices are sugar, icing, or candy. While, sugar and icing can take talent that cake decorators learn for years in culinary schools, making flowers out of candy is a bit simpler for the average bride. Flexible candies like gumdrops, make excellent choices for making flower petals. And long candies like green sour power straws make great stems!
But what custom wedding favor would go well with a flowered cake? How about paper that you can plant? A new trend recently has been seed paper. This is a unique favor that guests can choose to plant and reap the beautiful benefits of your gift for years to come.
Putting the time and care into the cake into the overall presentation of a cake can be overlooked, but the cake is easily one of the most important symbols of the entire ceremony.
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