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Non-Toxic Fresh Flowers for your Cake


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Which flowers are the safest? The answer is twofold. First, no flower is safe to eat or use on or near food products unless it has been organically grown. This means no chemical herbicides or pesticides have been used on or around the plant. Rose fertilizers that contain systemic toxins are included in this category, as are any fertilizers of the weed-and-feed variety. "This also means that edible flowers that are brought home from nurseries and garden centers are not safe to eat or use on or near food products unless they have been grown organically or sustainably (without toxins). ... "Secondly, for some people, eating pollen can trigger allergies or even asthma. To be safe, remove the pollen-bearing parts of each edible flower (the pistils and stamens). The sepals or calyx also should be removed from all flowers except the viola-violet clan (pansies, Johnny- Jump-Ups, violets and violettas). Cake By PattysCakes213
Copyright 2002, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Garden expert Ann Lovejoy wrote in a May 23, 2002, article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper: Reprinted by permission That said, quite a number of flowers common to vegetable beds and ornamental borders are both lovely to look at and tasty to boot. Below you will find a list
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Acacia Blossoms


African Violets


Almond Blossoms


Alyssum


Apple Blossoms


Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)


Baby's Tears


Bachelor Button petals


Banana Blossoms


Borage Substitutes: Nasturtiums, Violets, Rose Petals


Boston Fern


Bougainvillea


Bromeliad Family


California Poppy


Camelia


Carnation


Chamomile


Chive Flowers (Chive Blossoms)


Christmas Cactus


Chrysanthemums


Clary Substitutes: Nasturtiums, Borage, Violets


Dahlia


Daisy


Daylily


Dianthus


Dogwood


Easter lily


English Primroses


Forget-Me-Nots


Fuchsia


Gardenia


Geraniums - Scented


Hawaiin Ti Plant


Hibiscus


Hollyhock


Ice Plant


Impatiens


Indian Cress (Tropaeolum Majus)
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Jamaica Sorrel (Jamaican Hibiscus)


Jasmine


Johnny Jump-Up Substitutes: Pansy, Violets


Lavendar


Lemon Blossoms


Lilac


Lily Buds


Lily of the Nile


Maidenhair Fern


Marigolds


Mimosa Blossoms


Nasturtium Substitutes: Marigolds, Pansy


Orange Blossom


Pansy


Peach Blossom


Petunia


Phlox


Plum Blossoms


Pussy Willow


Roselle


Roses Substitutes: Violets for crystalizing


Snake Plant


SnapDragon


Squash blossoms


Tiger Lily


Velvet Plant - Purple


Viola


Violet Substitutes: Nasturtium, Borage, Pansy


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Comments (5)

i am so pleased to read this as i had planed to make a garden just for my use of cakes and know now what not to do and what to do thankyou
hope this stay forever so I can come back to it later ;)
So, would it be tacky to use a fake flower? I'm wanting to put a red rose or two on my fondant cake. Is it possible to be more specific as to where I can find an organic grown rose? Thank you.
This is a very helpful post! I'm wondering if there are any restrictions on how to apply these flowers... Is it okay to stick the stems directly into your cake or do you have to wrap them somehow? Thanks!
Do you have to wrap the flower stems before sticking them into the cake?
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