The biggest sensation about my cake were the flowers on top. There were long secret discussion on whether they were real or fake. But I am here to tell you that they were very much real!
REAL I tell you!
But before anyone considers using flowers for any sort of edible arrangement, you should know the following:
- Verify if any flower to be used is approved as something edible. Not all flowers are.
- NEVER use a flower that has had any pesticide or insecticide used on it.
- If purchasing from any vendor, be sure to verify the previous.
- And never use any flowers that have been growing near a highly transited road or highway.
Now, if all these things are all good and clear, you’re good to go. I also recommend using smaller flowers and none that have either too thin petals or too thick.
I did the following process twice, with hibiscuses and orchids, but it’s the same thing.
All you need is superfine granulated white sugar and one egg white.
Then you do the following:
In the end, I liked the look of the orchids better for the proportion of the cake. The amapolas just seemed to be huge things and would have taken up most of the top of the cake. I wanted to use several so that the cake would really look like a basket of flowers.