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I'm dreaming of cake today (might have something to do with the fact that today is also my birthday!) so I thought I would share some ideas on how freeze-dried petals can be used to decorate a cake or cake display - and not just for weddings but for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, events...  or even to stun at a school bake sale.

Petals will add colour and excitement to almost every display quickly and easily. As they last for months, you can keep a box handy to decorate all kinds of cakes, cupcakes, an iced-loaf or a roulade... in fact they can be placed on - or around - almost any type of cake to create a real wow-factor.

You can scatter petals on the top of each tier of your wedding cake, or even just on the very top layer instead of a more traditional topper. They also look wonderful displayed around the bottom of your cake, or your cake stand/table, to add a punch of colour. You can disperse them randomly, or create shapes (such as a circle or heart) to create a colourful border. You can use one petal colour, every petal colour, or even create an ombré look (where the petals gradually go from light to dark). Just one or two petals placed on the top of an iced cupcake make it look mouth-watering and delicious - especially for a cupcake display/stand. Or a small handful of petals on a plain cake or loaf will bring it to life and make it extra special treat for a birthday party or afternoon tea with the girls.

Here are some petal decorating ideas from the fabulous Pinterest board Rose Petal Cake (http://www.pinterest.com/explore/rose-petal-cake)

Just remember, while the petals are natural and beautiful, we don't recommend actually eating them - just use them for a bit of added oomph when decorating.

                        

      

June 03, 2014 by Dawn Mayne

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