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How do you store gumpaste flowers?

post #1 of 8
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I have to make about 40 to 50 gumpaste roses for a wedding cake and would like to start early and just take my time making them. What is the best way to store them? I've heard several different ways...in a plastic air tight container, in a cardboard box. icon_confused.gif How do you store yours?

Thanks for any advice, hints or tips... icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 8
I saw on RBI's blog they keep in plastic containers. They say flowers shd be completely dry before storing. I have started doing the same for upcoming events' flowers. BUT I have not tightly closed the containers. Having this 'what if flowers are not completely dry' paranoia.
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post #3 of 8
I usually put some of those silica gel packs in with them and some paper towel too just in case. If you don't have any silica gel packs rice makes a fairly good substitute.

I have stored in plastic tubs as well as cardboard boxes.
post #4 of 8
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So if the gumpaste flowers are completely dry, they can be kept in plastic containers with lids, but if not, they should be kept in a cardboard box?
post #5 of 8
I tend to prefer fresher made flowers in a cardboard box .

I have dried flowers in a box with one of those closet hippos when it has been raining and the air was too moist for them to dry ( it rained here last year for what seemed like months on end)
If I am shutting them in plastic though I tend to line the box with paper towels
post #6 of 8
I live in a very hot humid area. As long as they're very day, I keep mine in a lidded plastic box with paper towels crumpled in the bottom. I have some leftover ones that are several months old and they're still fine. The silica pacs sound like a great idea.
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! thumbs_up.gif
post #8 of 8
R they placed in the fridge?
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