Briarview Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 12:24am

Has anyone got a tutorial on how to make the Scottish Thistle? Would love help please.

6 replies
all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 12:43am

I had to google that one...it's beautiful! I've not seen a tutorial for it though.

all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:27am

I found this image...not as detailed(THORNY) as real ones, but it may help you figure out how to make them...

as shown at

http://www.rainbows u gar c ra ft.co.uk/shop/Thistle_Spray.htm
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all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:45am

Is it possible to somehow use the same technique as done on this cake...

http://home.btconnect.com/kettlehillcakes/feather.jpg
or this cake...

http://www.foreverafter.co.uk/images/main/1153cakesunlimfeather.jpg

to make the bulbous part of it?


http://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~martinl/Assets/Images/Scottish%20Thistle.jpg

I'll give some thought to the top on how to keep it all edible and without using something like embroidery floss...

torki Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:53am

To make the baulbus part make a ball/cone of sugar paste hollow out a little then with fine nail scissors and starting at the base make fine snips pulling scissors upwards as you go. icon_biggrin.gif

Briarview Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:54am

Thanks all4cake for all your trouble. I think I would use cotton as the purple part and try and follow the thistle spray picture you posted. Thank you so much

all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 2:10am

I bet it could be made just as nicely(the bulbous part) with royal icing and an itty bitty leave tip....then, dip a ball tool in cornstarch to create a recess (to receive a wire with the colored threads attached) make hole in center with toothpick then leave to dry. When dry, squeeze a bit of royal icing into recess and insert wire into hole created by toothpick and secure at bottom with a ball of gumpaste and allow completed assembly to dry....just another thought...

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