prettytoya Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 5:27pm
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Hello Kate! I've had your site bookmarked for at least three months! I have often wondered what your technique is to creating the wysterias, as I cannot find them ANYWHERE! Can you please help me? As always, your cakes are BEAUTIFUL!

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kate Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 5:44pm
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Thanks! I've seen wysteria done different ways. I do mine like an upside down rosebud. I start at the bottom of the spray of wysteria and with a rose tip do squiggly rosebud kinda flowers and pile them up. I couldn't find directions for them the first time I had to do them so just kind of winged it. I'm working with my tip turned the opposite direction of what you would usually have it so that the tip is facing the table. I'm not so good at putting directions on paper so I hope you can visualize what I mean. If not yell at me and I'll try to clarify icon_biggrin.gif
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m0use Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 5:59pm
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You should post that pic in the Wedding gallery- it's beautiful!

Lisa Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:08pm
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Gorgeous cake kate!

sweeterbug1977 Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:18pm
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Beautiful cake. Great work.

prettytoya Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:27pm
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Thanks Kate! They almost look like upside-down sweet peas. I need to work on my rose buds to get this look-it is simply BEAUTIFUL!

prettytoya Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:27pm
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THANK YOU icon_biggrin.gif

kate Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:31pm
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Upside down sweet pea is actually a good description for it. I need to look at real wysteria to get it perfected. Every time I do this cake it changes a little icon_biggrin.gif

kate Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:40pm
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here's a picture of wisteria I found online. It is related to the sweet pea, I didn't know that. I've been spelling it wrong too icon_redface.gif
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jscakes Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:50pm

Your cake looks like it's a ceramic center piece! Beautiful cake!!!! Can I have your web site address so I can go look at your other cakes?

prettytoya Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 6:53pm

Kate,
The sweet pea is the ONLY flower I have mastered since my Wilton I course icon_cry.gif so I should be semi successful with the wysteria. Thanks so much for all of your help-I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! icon_wink.gif

Mchelle Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 7:20pm

Oh wow, that's gorgeous!

kate Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 7:35pm

thanks! it's www.thecakeshoppe.blogspot.com
I've been told that my rose buds look like sweetpeas icon_confused.gif

jscakes Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 9:53pm

Kate; I have to say your cakes are absolutely beautiful!!! Wow! I hope to get to that degree of "Excellence"! But for now, I'm happy with what I do, and I always learn more as they happen with room for improvement.

prettytoya Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 10:52pm

Rosebuds, sweetpeas-they're AWESOME! And thanks for the instructions! icon_lol.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 31 Mar 2005 , 4:30am

Hey Kate, I hope you got my PM~ You are a wonderful decorator!!!!

Mchelle, I love your avatar!! I wish I was resting in the sun somewhere!!!!

tanyascakes Posted 31 Mar 2005 , 8:14pm

OMG, Kate!! icon_surprised.gif I am ashamed to call myself a decorator after seeing your site!! You are so extremely talented. I am in complete awe of you!! I can only pray to be able to reach 10% of the talent that you have! You are absolutely incredible!!
~Tanya

Mchelle Posted 31 Mar 2005 , 8:20pm

thanks tc! The Queen found it for me. I wish I was on the beach too. It's been ugly here today, rainy and flooding. I stopped for now, but it's suppose to continue later and tommorow. Maybe I can go somewhere ( I wish). I'm going home to Boston in a couple of weeks and it will be more of the same icon_mad.gif . Oh well, I'll see my family so that was important.

BTW, how are you doing. Anymore test scheduled?

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