Need Help With Flowers

Decorating By CakesbyBecca Updated 12 Jul 2008 , 2:31am by TexasSugar

CakesbyBecca Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 6:18pm
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I'm making a cake for my church bunco night. I was told Summertime theme, but the decorations they've already bought are more a Hawaiian theme, so I'm going with that. I have the design of the cake pretty much figured out, but I need some help with the flowers. I'm making a 3-tier cake and would like to put a lei around the bottom of each tier. Here's my problem. The only flower I've ever made out of fondant is roses and I've never touched gum paste in my life. I am definitely not opposed to learning, though. So, I have 3 weeks until the cake is due. What easy-to-learn Hawaiian flowers can I use for my lei and where can I find instructions/tutorials on how to make them?
Thanks!

Becca

5 replies
LeanneW Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 9:19pm
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you can try this tutorial and then string the flowers together for a lei.




good luck, sounds like a fun theme.

CakesbyBecca Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 11:10pm
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Thanks! I'll check it out.

Becca

Staceface81 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 1:07am
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I saw this thread the other day. Maybe this will help?

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-593402-hibiscus.html

lorijom Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 1:48am
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A really easy tropical flower is the frangipani, aka plumeria, flower...but I don't know where to refer you to for a tutorial. If you have any decorating books you might find it in there..another nice thing they don't require any cutters. Some cutters are sold for them but I find it easier to make without the cutter.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 2:31am
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In the 2006 yearbook there is a Plumeria how to.

If you know any royal icings flowers, I think you could make a hibiscus using the petunia directions, the larger lilly nail and some of the white stamens from Wilton.

There was also a cool tropical buttercream flower that was posted on here not too long ago. icon_smile.gif

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