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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Using Fresh Flowers on Your Cake


Using real flowers on your wedding cake is an simple yet elegant way to make your cake that much more gorgeous. Of course, before doing so, you need to make sure that none of the flowers you choose are poisonus. Here are some ideas of flowers that are edible, and some that are poisonous.


Edible Flowers:

-Almond Blossom

-Apple Blossom

-Chrysanthemum

-Clover

-Daisy (the little Bellis perennis)

-Garden pinks or Carnations

-Hawthorn Blossoms

-Hibiscus

-Roses

-Viola (Pansies and Johnny-jump-ups)

-Violet

-Many Lillies, particilarly Daylillies


Poisonous Flowers:

-Azalea

-Belladona

-Bird-of-paradise

-Buttercups

-Daffodil (especially the bulb)

-Foxglove

-Gloriosa lily

-Hydrangea

-Iris

-Jessamine

-Oleander

-Poinsetta

-Tansy

-Wisteria

Of course, this is just a short list of edible/poisonous flowers. Always check with your florist to make sure the flowers you choose for your cake are safe.

photo credit: http://www.reception-wedding.com/

~Liz

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