Sunflowers Ideal??

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 5:31pm by cakebaker1957

cakebaker1957 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:39pm
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Hey, just wanted to see if anyone has an ideal on how to make sunflowers that aren't laying flat on the cake. I want them to kinda be up a little , i thought about using a mound of icing to lay them on, Any Ideals on this?
Thanks everyone, this is for a rehearsal dinner and i want the cakes to look good .They dont want any writing so i thought i would cascade the sunflowers from one corner to the other.

Anyone!!

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cakebaker1957 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:01pm
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Anyone! on the sunfowers

letsgetcaking Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:32pm
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I think it depends on how high you want the flowers sticking up. I think your idea of using frosting to hold them at different angles or to give them height would work well. You could pipe green leaves behind them to add height, instead of just a mound of frosting. Also, if you're using hardened royal icing or dried gumpaste/fondant flowers, you shouldn't have a problem getting the flowers to stand at any angle, I would think.

I think these designers did a good job creating depth:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1259606

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1261817

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1412738

You may be picturing something else completely. If you really wanted a big height difference, you could design a curve of shallow stairs (out of cake or RKT) to place the leaves and flowers on.

cakebaker1957 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by letsgetcaking

I think it depends on how high you want the flowers sticking up. I think your idea of using frosting to hold them at different angles or to give them height would work well. You could pipe green leaves behind them to add height, instead of just a mound of frosting. Also, if you're using hardened royal icing or dried gumpaste/fondant flowers, you shouldn't have a problem getting the flowers to stand at any angle, I would think.

I think these designers did a good job creating depth:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1259606

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1261817

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1412738

You may be picturing something else completely. If you really wanted a big height difference, you could design a curve of shallow stairs (out of cake or RKT) to place the leaves and flowers on.


Thank You, im doing them in BC because the Mother in law to be doesnt want to spend to much money i thought about doing them in fondant but im going to try the mounds of BC first, Thanks for your input great pics,

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