The Difference Between Black Eyed Susans & Sunflowers?

Decorating By mom2spunkynbug Updated 4 Sep 2008 , 3:14am by PinkZiab

mom2spunkynbug Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 2:10am
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I have to do a wedding cake with a large black eyed susan on the top tier - well I just did a wedding cake last week with sunflowers (in my photos). I looked up black eyed susans & they look just like sunflowers to me icon_confused.gif What's the difference? Or what can I do differently between the two? (I made the sunflowers from my Wilton daisy cutters.)

Thanks in advance for any help icon_smile.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 2:12am
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they look similar. but a black eyed susan has a much smaller center than a sunflower. Even small sunflowers have a larger center. I would say that's probably the biggest obvious difference.

PinkZiab Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 2:19am
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looking at ur pics i would say you could definitely use the same cutter, but rather than a flat center, make a textured ball with piped detail for the center.

Also the petals of a black eyed susan tend to hang back from the center, rather than go straight out.


mom2spunkynbug Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 2:22am
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Thanks for the advice! icon_biggrin.gif

Hey, do you work at the Pink Cake Box?

PinkZiab Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:14am
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I don't work there, but I spent most of the summer interning there, and it was a great experience.

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