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what real flowers should never be put on cakes??

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based off another thread about not putting real flowers on cakes, i was wondering, what flowers should NOT be put on cakes because of possible poisining or other reasons?  I had nevr really thought about it before bc i've never actually used real flowers on a cake before (just haven't had that bride yet) but i guess it would be good to know which flowers are better off a "no no".. i'm sure the florist would know, but i don't want to always bet on them letting me or the bride know...

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If you ask me... any that aren't edible and organically grown.  Florist flowers are all grown using pesticides and chemical fertilizers.  http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowersnot.htm this site has a good list.  You'll notice most of the more popular flowers used in bouquets.

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If you google "edible" flowers and "inedible flowers" you will get a list.   I printed it up and keep it in my book.  I know Hydrangeas are a big no-no...I think Cala Lilies are on the inedible list too.   Both are popular bridal choices and I've actually seen these live flowers on cakes....scarey!!

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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