It’s with a heavy heart that I must share some news regarding my services here at Blooms by Julie…

After careful consideration and much soul-searching, I have made the difficult decision to no longer supply flowers for cake decoration, and whilst this may come as a disappointment to some, I believe it’s a necessary step to uphold the highest standards of safety and quality for my cherished clients.

As a florist, my primary focus has always been on creating stunning floral arrangements that bring joy and beauty to your special occasions. From weddings to birthdays, each creation is crafted with love and care, with the utmost attention to detail. However, recent guidelines from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) regarding the use of fresh flowers on cakes have prompted me to reassess my practices.

While I understand the desire to adorn cakes with fresh blooms, I must prioritise the well-being of my customers above all else. As it stands, I lack the level 2 food hygiene and safety for catering certificates required to ensure proper handling and preparation of edible flowers for culinary use. Without these certifications, I cannot guarantee the safety of my blooms when used in conjunction with food items.

Furthermore, the risks involved in supplying flowers for cakes is not something I take lightly. Despite my best efforts to source high-quality blooms and provide thorough cleaning and preparation, there remains a potential for contamination or exposure to harmful substances, and without the necessary expertise and certifications in food safety, I simply cannot mitigate these risks to the level of confidence I would demand for my customers.

It’s important to emphasise that this decision is not made out of a lack of care or dedication to my craft. On the contrary, it’s a testament to my commitment to integrity and excellence in everything I do. I deeply value the trust you place in me to contribute to your most treasured moments, and I refuse to compromise on the standards that have earned me that trust.

While I may no longer supply flowers for cakes, I remain fully dedicated to providing you with the highest quality floral arrangements for all your other needs. Whether you’re planning a wedding, celebrating a milestone, or simply brightening someone’s day, I’m here to help you create memories that last a lifetime.

I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this decision may cause, and I appreciate your understanding and continued support. Rest assured, my commitment to excellence remains unwavering, and I look forward to serving you in new and exciting ways in the future.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Julie x