There is something about fresh flowers on a cake that really makes a statement. An elegant decorating solution, fresh flowers add extra pizazz setting your creation apart from others. Whether you are a self-professed baker or exceptionally talented at ordering from your local bakery, any cake can go from boring to beautiful with a few fresh flowers.
Of course, not all flowers are edible and you need to keep this in mind should any part of the flower come into contact with the cake. While we are suggesting fresh flowers for decorating purposes only, a nonedible flower touching the cake could make someone sick. A good rule of thumb is to use wax paper between the cake and the flower to avoid contact. Secure the flower with a dab of icing on top of the wax paper. Of course the Internet is loaded with information on this subject, so we have chosen some of the more important points to share with our readers…
Flowers are a timeless symbol of beauty and are safe to use on a cake provided that they have been properly selected and prepped. Always wash your flowers in cool water and allow dry time on a paper towel. Remove as much greenery as possible. While it is not recommended to insert a flower stem directly into a cake, floral tape around the stem acts as a good barrier between the flower and the cake. Cut the stems as short as possible (2 inches) and soak stems in water before placing. Keep in mind that most flowers don’t last after being cut. Consider using water tubes (can be purchased from your local florist) to keep flowers hydrated, or better yet, cut and place flowers right before serving.
Still up for the challenge? Good! Blooms by Vickrey has an abundant selection from which to choose and we are happy to work with you to create the vision that you wish to achieve. Throwing in the towel? That’s okay, Blooms by Vickrey can deliver your flowers directly to the bakery of your choice. Either way, you come out smelling like a rose!
Let’s try something new; let’s try Lisianthus! We love this flower and we want you to love it, too! Known as Lizzy for short, it is available in pink, white, purple and picotee (that’s fancy for “petal tips appear to have been dipped in color”). Limited time only, Lisianthus bouquets now available at Blooms by Vickrey.
Lizzy-what? Lisianthus, pronounced, Liz – ee – an – thus, is native to the Southern United States and commonly referred to as the Texas Blue Bell or Blue Field Daisy. If properly cared for, Lisianthus can last up to two weeks as a cut flower.
Lisianthus is versatile, lending itself to a multitude of looks. For instance, the double petal variety is similar in appearance to a peony or rose and is a great substitute for spray roses in boutonnieres and corsages; while a single petal head may resemble a poppy or tulip. Lisianthus is the perfect addition to a garden-inspired flower arrangement, wedding bouquet or floral gift.
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and time is ticking away. No gift plans for dad yet? Not to worry; Blooms by Vickrey has you covered (and no, flowers aren’t just for moms). Blooms by Vickrey has arrangements for dad to fit any style or budget and will surely put a smile on his face. So this year, pass by the ties (he already has one in every color) and forego the sweets (didn’t he recently complain about this belly?) and choose a handcrafted custom Blooms by Vickrey arrangement created for long-lasting enjoyment. Happy Father’s Day!
No Easter table is complete without a fresh floral arrangement from Blooms by Vickrey. Add that finishing touch to your own table or express your appreciation to a host or hostess. Not able to join family and friends this year? Send a custom-designed Blooms arrangement that lets them know that you are thinking of them. Soft pastel shades of tulips and roses contrast nicely with the intensity of Iris and Gerber Daisies. These springtime blooms are in full abundance and Blooms has the freshest selection to choose from. See why an arrangement from Blooms by Vickrey leaves a lasting impression.
Meet our March featured artist, jewelry designer Chance Figueroa. An incredibly talented teen, Chance has been a juried artist since the age of 10. His “Tree of Life” motif is a beautiful mix of semi-precious stones and up-cycled materials. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted into a one-of-a-kind design. Blooms is honored to showcase Chance’s work and invite you to pick up a piece of wearable art today
Blooms by Vickrey is honored to showcase the work of abstract artist, Angela Rubinic of Harrisburg. Angela’s unique pieces are a culmination of the externalization of her personal reactions and thoughts. Like a visual game of tug-of-war, the numerous reactions and counter reactions spark her creativity. Employing the use of acrylic and mixed mediums, Angela creates complex, textured paintings that pull the viewer into her landscape of lines, layers and shapes. Various themes and inspirations produce surfaces that are meant to be explored; an objective that the artist hopes will invoke the viewer’s reaction to the composition instead of to an actual object or image.
A life-long resident of Harrisburg, Angela studied art at Millersville University and currently serves as an art teacher at Cumberland Valley High School. A selection of her art is currently on sale throughout the Blooms by Vickrey showroom at 2125 Market Street, Camp Hill. For additional information, please contact Blooms by Vickrey at 717.737.0212.
Stocked and ready; Blooms by Vickrey embraces Valentine’s Day 2019 with open arms. Buckets of flowers fill the design stations and cooler shelves await completed arrangements. Let us help you celebrate this holiday of love. Call or stop by the shop today. 2125 Market Street, Camp Hill. 717.737.0212.
Congratulations Shining Star recipient, Chelsea Wurster of Quality Digital Office Technology and Visionary recipient, Una Martone of Leadership Harrisburg Area. These women, and all 2018 Luminary Award nominees, are shining examples of the extraordinary business women serving the South Central Pennsylvania Region. The staff of Blooms by Vickrey is humbled by your dedicated and inspirational leadership and we are honored to be a part of the Luminary Awards celebration. Thank you, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, for inviting us to serve as the 2018 Floral Sponsor.
We don’t always remember to say it, but each of us has a special place in our hearts for our moms, step-moms, grandmothers, mothers-in-law or the special people who took on the mother role. She raised you to be the person that you are today, worried about you endlessly (and still does) and was always your biggest cheerleader. Give mom a gift this year that makes her feel extraordinary; give her a handcrafted, artisan-designed bouquet from Blooms by Vickrey.
Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day and Blooms by Vickrey is ready to help you celebrate the remarkable women in your life. Use this holiday to express your love, gratitude, appreciation and friendship through a custom-designed floral arrangement from Blooms by Vickrey.
With more than 75+ years of experience, our designers know flowers. You can feel confident in knowing that your arrangement will include the highest quality of flowers arranged in a unique one-of-a-kind design. Call Blooms today at 717.737.2000 to place your order or visit us on the web at Bloomsbyvickrey.com.
Looking for more than flowers? Blooms by Vickrey is a showcase for local artisans offering handcrafted jewelry and hand painted glassware. Stop by our showroom at 2125 Market Street, Camp Hill, to visit our home décor boutique carrying a wide range of gift items, decorative accessories and accent furniture pieces.
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