Sunflower ideas

Decorating By AimeeA Updated 15 Apr 2005 , 7:58pm by m0use

AimeeA Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 9:10pm
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I am doing a wedding cake in August and the Bride wants sunflowers on the cake. She said that I could use plastic flowers, but I just can not think about putting plastic flowers on a cake that I am going to work so hard on. So, does anyone have any instructions on how to make either piped sunflowers or gum paste sunflowers?

Thanks in advance
Aimee A

9 replies
luceymoose Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 9:47pm
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You might try royal icing. Start with pulling petals in from the outside of your nail with tip 104 like you would a daisy but don't go all of the way to the center then put a large dot on top of the petals like making faces for figure piping. maybe a tip 12 or something. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

AngelWendy Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 12:07am
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this picture might help you figure out how to make them with royal or buttercream: http://thepartyworks.com/product_info.php/name/Sunflowers%3Cbr%3EEdible%20Hard%3Cbr%3ESugar%20Decorations/products_id/3225

Big brown centers made from dots with short yellow petals.

Good luck!!

Susan94 Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 1:15am
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I made royal icing sunflowers using the flower now and flower former to make them dry with a little curve in them. Use a leap tip with golden yellow color (the wider leap tip a 67 or 68?) and put about 3 rows of leaves going on top of two you made first (like in a row of seats). Then use a star tip (#16 or #1icon_cool.gif
please PM me since I stopped watching this topic. i have about 3 cakes to do next week and am going to be busy!

tripletmom Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 1:39am
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Hi there!

Take a peek at this site:

http://www.womansday.com/article.asp?pl=&section_id=13&article_id=7311&page_number=1

Really pretty and the flowers are easy to do.

Good luck!

Lisa Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 2:28am
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I've made these to top cupcakes. For the centers, I used chocolate candy melts...not melted, just they way they come. They're perfect circles. Now I used BC for mine so I don't know how it would work with royal. I took a sharp toothpick and poked at the melts a bit too just to give the centers a pitted look.

talmas Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 3:25am
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Royal icing technique
http://www.wilton.com/decorating/basic/sunflower.cfm

Chocolate technique
http://www.cakeworkscentral.com/tips-hints/sunflower-chocolate.htm

Sorry, I could not find gum paste instructions.

peacockplace Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 6:19pm
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I found a really pretty sunflower wedding cake at this link:
www.dessertworks.net/ wedding3.html
hope that helps!

AimeeA Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 6:39pm
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Thanks for all the great ideas.

Aimee A

m0use Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 7:58pm
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peacock~ those are some gorgeous wedding cakes!

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