Lilacs are a pretty gumpaste sugar flower for Spring cakes, but they take a LOT of tiny blossoms and buds. Luckily, one or two of the finished flowers are enough to create a dramatic effect on a tiered cake, along with other flowers that are faster to make! Materials needed to make gumpaste lilacs: Start […]
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Gumpaste hyacinths aren’t a “normal” sugar flower for cake decorating, but since they’re unusual they also give a lot of visual interest. This set of cakes had gumpaste hyacinths and green bows with airbrushed buttercream to create the flowerpots. Making gumpaste hyacinths isn’t hard but it’s a little time-consuming because there are so many little
Gumpaste daffodils are a little complicated to make because of the bell and the stamens, which aren’t arranged like other flowers. But if you do it this way, it’s a very manageable flower to make, and they look really pretty on a Spring-themed floral wedding cake. Materials needed for the gumpaste daffodils: Make the stamens.
Gumpaste honeysuckle is a pretty and unexpected addition to sugar flower floral arrangements on Spring wedding cakes. Honeysuckle comes in multiple colors, including white, yellow, and pink. This is the pink version, but you can make it in the other colors if they go with your arrangement better. Materials Needed: Make the buds. To make
I’ll say right off the bat that these are not completely botanically correct, but they’re still pretty and look good on cakes! These aren’t as fussy as some flowers that have a little more detail, but since the color needed to be different from a natural flower I had more freedom to make them look
Here’s a quick method to glue unwired tulip petals together using melted chocolate. To make the petals, use a gumpaste petal cutter, or download this template for tulips petal and leaf shapes: Make the centers The centers on these are wired, but it saves time when you don’t have to do wires in each individual petal.
When I decided that it would be fun to make some lily of the valley I didn’t really give a lot of thought to the part about them being so incredibly tiny. They’re teeny, teeny tiny. So I made some, but they’re slightly bigger than the real thing, just by virtue of the fact that my eyes were
I needed to make some lamb’s ear and dusty miller leaves for a client recently. Both of those types of leaves are silvery and fuzzy, so I thought I’d put some type of ground-up royal icing or other fuzz-producing effect on them. But then I went out to get a lamb’s ear leaf from my garden
Here’s a weird little flower, but it’s really an herb. Lavender isn’t your usual flower to use on wedding cakes, but I had a client who wanted to use it so I said that I’d give it a shot. I have a lot of lavender growing in my yard, so I knew that I’d have
I needed some sugar sequins to use on a cake recently, so I got out the good old piping tips. I know that there’s a method of making sequins out of gelatin, but I REALLY hate jello, and I wanted them to be opaque, not clear. I’m also not a fan of working with sheets of