This listing is for a king protea sugar flower. Proteas are increasingly becoming popular and trendy options for weddings, and with good reason! The national flower of South Africa, the king protea is unique, and just down right gorgeous. They symbolize transformation, diversity, and courage, and proteas are some of the oldest flowers ever in existence!
This particular protea is a little on the small size (these flowers grow quite large) but if you need a custom size, please let me know so we can create your customized order. This flower is about 3" wide and 4" tall. This flower is a little heavy, and does take longer to dry than most of my sugar flowers, so please allow for at least two weeks before shipping.
Due to the handmade nature of each flower, they may look slightly different from the picture. I do my best to match colors and styles, but just like nature, there might be some unique differences!
If you need a custom order, please don't hesitate to ask! Turn around time for custom orders may vary so please let me know when your event is. I typically need at least 2 weeks notice for all orders.
You can also find flowers that are already made in the Ready to Ship section. Ready to Ship flowers take 1-3 business days to process and another 1-3 days to ship. Contact me if you need a more precise timeline, which may depend on the shipping destination. Ready to ship flowers can be found here:
All my flowers are shipped through USPS Priority mail, which takes 1-3 days to arrive, depending on how far away you live from Tampa, Florida. If you are local to the New Tampa area, contact me for pick up or delivery options.
If you need your flowers sooner, I can upgrade your shipping to Priority Express. Just send me a message for information and price quotes.
Each flower is carefully packaged to ensure your flowers arrive in the same perfect condition they left in! I double-box the flowers and use lots of foam padding to protect from breakage.
Breakage is always a risk, however, but each package is insured. If your flowers are damaged beyond repair, please send me a picture so I can start a claim form for you. That way, I’ll be able to send you a new flower to replace the damaged one!
Please note that these flowers are not edible. Although these flowers are made with edible materials (gumpaste, sugar, egg whites, and shortening are my main ingredients) they do contain non-edible materials and are not for consumption. Many flowers contain wires, which should not be place directly into cakes.
Gumpaste can last almost indefinitely if taken care of properly. Keep your flowers away from light, moisture, and heat to keep them preserved. Humidity and temperature changes from refrigeration may cause flowers to melt.
Thank you for taking a look at my listings, and please know that I am available to answer any more questions for you as well!
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
I am happy to make custom sugar flower orders for you! Please share with me your event date, the size of your cake, the colors you're using, any inspiration photos (bouquets, other cake photos, etc), and I'll work with you to create something unique. Custom orders may take longer to create, so be sure to place your order in advance, I recommend at least 4-6 weeks before your event!
Gumpaste flowers have an extremely long shelf life, due to their sugar content and low moisture. As long as the flowers are taken care of properly, they'll last for years! Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight (it can fade the colors) as well as extreme heat/cold, and especially out of humidity. Some refrigerators are very humid, and can cause the flowers to melt, so I recommend placing the flowers on your cake before serving. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Each flower arrives in a box suitable for storage and comes with a care guide.
Processing time is typically 1-2 weeks. Some larger orders, like the arrangements or a custom order, may take 3 weeks. Shipping takes 3 days via USPS Priority Mail.
If you are concerned about your order arriving in time, please contact me with your event date to confirm that the flowers will arrive before your event. If you need your flowers within 2 weeks, please select "Rush Processing" at checkout.
There is also a "Rush Shipping" option, so that your flowers will arrive in 1-2 days via USPS Priority Express.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions!