I am making a wedding cake for my brother and am making flowers. I have had trouble in the past making flowers look realistic. Can any of ya'll wonderful cake decorators give some types on how yall make your fantastic flowers?
What kind of flowers are you looking at making? I generally use dust colors to brush onto my flowers after making them...there are different techniques for different flowers... so if you tell me what kind, I may be able to help.
Infact just today there is post on flowers by yamber82, if u go to that msg, u will find some links posted on how to make flowers. Also if u do to Youtube, u will find video on how to do flowers.
THe paste has to rolled thinly, which gives a better delicate looking flower. Talking from personal experience.
Yes, rolling the paste thin makes your petals translucent and really makes them look life like...not to forget very delicate.
thanks for the tips. I was specifically thinking of making fully bloomed roses(not rosebuds) but have not completely decided yet. Does anyone have tips on veining the flowers realistically.
i have seen petal veiners before. and will add more back up to thinning your petals - that alone will make your flowers look about 100 times better.
Also airbrushing I find helps make them look real also..I am doing sunflowers as we speak for cupcakes next week and I just sprayed them with yellow and orange mixed and brown/black centres..they look really nice and real looking!
Rolling petals thin and adding hues.
As thin as possible! Without ripping of course! and the right accent colours with airbrush and/or dusts.........I don't have an airbrush but I have heard the spray edible colours can give the same effect...now I havent tried this yet so I can't say if it does work like an airbrush maybe someone else has tried and could let us know?!
go to youtube and type in tonedna1 she gives great tutorials....