Hello. I am doing a cherry blossom wedding cake for my friend's wedding the end of May. I can't seem to find the right cutters for the cherry blossoms. Any suggestions of how to make realistic cherry blossoms?
I just used the petal cutters from wilton that you use to make a rose! I didn't know there was a special cutter!
How did they look with the petal cutters?
I use the same Wilton flower cutter. There is a cherry blossom cake in my photos if you want to see what they make.
I have one in my photos...it all depends on how detailed you want to do them!
Oh wow, both cakes are really pretty! So what cutter do you use? All I see on the wilton website is a 6 petal flower cutter.
You have to purchase the pink flower cutters that are for the roses...I think it all comes in a package! not sure cause I got mine in my kit for Course 3
Awesome! Thanks for the link!
So what do you all use...gumpaste? Fondant?
Thats the same kit I have. I used the forget-me-not cutter, it's the smallest.
i just use fondant...and you have to make it real thin!
I mix in some Tylose with my fondant
What type of fondant do you use? Do you make MMF or buy a particular brand?
I make my own MMF. Just let it rest at least a day to firm up because you do have to roll it very thin for these delicate flowers.
awww...when I am doing stuff that just needs to be dried and not really eaten...I just use Wilton fondant...no sense wasting the good fondant!
I use Satinice
I use gumpaste.. you can roll it so much thinner than fondant and it holds its shape better, but if I had to mixing tylose with fondant would work too.
The make blossom cutters in many sizes.. I have one that is 1/2 inch across, 3/4 of an inch, and 1 inch. they look like the quickie rose cutters but much smaller. Mine are made by Creative Cutters and you can get them on-line, though I got mine at my local cake store.
I have a cherry blossom cake in my photos too..
Ohmigod Jeanne your cakes are absolutely beautiful! The cherry blossom cake is amazing! How did you get the closed buds to look so realistic???
Also, what size blossom cutters from Creative Cutters did you use?
They were easy.. just a lump of gumpaste rolled into an oval (about 1/2-3/4 of an inch) with a tail and then I took my craft knife and made 5 lines down the sides to mark the petals and then used petal dusts to paint them and green dust diluted in vodka for the "calyx".
Thank you so much for the compliments.. I used the extra large (1 inch) blossom cutter for all of them because it's all I had at the time.
How do you make your branches climbing up the tiers? Just with icing?
I just found this topic and wondered if anyone knows where to purchase a metal cutter to cut the cherry blossoms. They seem to work better than plastic that come with the wilton kit and I am going to attempt to make my own 7 tier wedding cake... so ... I will need ALOT of flowers!!!
I am pretty sure Jennifer Dontz has one on her site, www.jenniferdontz.com.
Yes, Jennifer Dontz (Sugar Delites) has a blossom cutter and veiner set that is great. She also sells another kind of blossom set that has several cutters in it and you can also use the veiner from the blossom set. Cutters are metal.
I would make the blossoms out of gumpaste as you can get them much thinner and they are more durable. Get Wilton's ready made gumapaste and use your Michael's coupon and pick up a package everyday. I have had great success with Wilton's ready made gumpaste. Tint your gumpaste a pale pink and then when blossoms are dry dust with petal dust and steam and then let dry again.
Can I ask... why do you steam them? What do you use to do that?
You steam then to set the color. It gives the flower a glossy look - very pretty. Just a hold a few seconds above the steaming pot - not too long as you don't want your petals to droop. Then you need to let them dry again as they are damp from the steam.
Sorry it took me so long to answer - I didn't check the post again until today.
Thanks Peridot.... I will have to try that next time!