After a particularly harsh winter, we eagerly anticipate the warmth and vitality of spring. The cycle of life and growth begins anew as flowers bloom once again.
Beautiful as they are, blossoms belong in a garden, not on a cake. Some real flowers, such as hydrangeas and calla lilies, are naturally toxic and cannot be used for baking. Additionally, many of us are concerned about chemicals and pesticides typically used in commercial plant growth coming into contact with something we intend to eat. Sculpted flowers recall the splendor of fresh blooms while providing a safe, elegant alternative.
Sculpted flowers are created with sugar paste. Sugar paste, also referred to as gum paste, is a sugar dough that can be rolled paper thin, hardening when it dries to form realistic-looking petals for flowers. These delicate adornments are incredibly time-consuming to produce as they require a steady hand and a gentle touch. Sugar flowers are crafted one petal at a time and can take several hours over several days to create. They may be used to decorate everything from cupcakes to wedding cakes. Roses, orchids, lilies, and hydrangeas are extremely popular right now and are excellent springtime selections.
Gum paste flowers are so realistic that admirers are often amazed to discover that they are not looking at fresh flowers. Not only can they be made to look like real blooms, sugar flowers may be stylized to match design elements from your wedding. They provide endless color and design options – imagine utilizing floral designs that perfectly complement your wedding gown or bouquet!
Unlike fresh flowers, sugar flowers will never wilt and are easily preserved when stored properly. They should never be refrigerated or frozen, but kept at room temperature. Avoid exposing them to moisture, heat, and sunlight, and you’ll have a keepsake to be cherished for years to come.
As we look forward to casting off the chill of winter and embracing warmer and longer days, we share in the excitement kindled by new beginnings. Gum paste flowers are a beautiful, safe, versatile, and long-lasting alternative to fresh blooms. With wedding season approaching, sculpted flowers add elegance and interest to one of the most frequently photographed and memorable subjects of the day.