What Kind Of Flower Is This?

Decorating By cinjam Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 1:26am by cinjam

cinjam Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:14pm
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I've been asked to recreate the flowers that are on this cake (cake found on the wedding channel web site). Is this a specific type of rose? Or is it a regular rose with many frilled petals?

Any help and input would be appreciated!!

PS - I attached the photo - I really hope I did that right!

17 replies
julzs71 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:28pm
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it looks like a peony, but i really can't see it very well.

tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:29pm
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Looks like a Camellia icon_smile.gif

have them outside our window right now icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:33pm
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my first impression was a peony as well!


PattyT Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:34pm
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I thought peony also...

tiggy2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:34pm
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Looks like a peony or carnation to me.

ttehan4 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:39pm
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I'd say its a peony as well.

cakeaddictunite Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:40pm
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My vote is Peony too thumbs_up.gif

tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by julzs71

it looks like a peony, but i really can't see it very well.

ope, nvrmind!! you're correct, def. a peony!

Eisskween Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:47pm
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It looks like a 'double carnation.'

marknelliesmum Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 9:46pm
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My first thought was peony - I had a look on the wedding channel website and while the cake is there it doesn't say what they are.
Sorry not much help I know.

weirkd Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:10pm
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I actually think its a rose or a carnation. But because the way its opened I would say a rose. Like this one:

But you could do it as a rose or a carnation and get the same effect as this.

afunk Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:14pm
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That cake is from the Sweet and Saucy Shop in Long Beach, CA. http://www.sweetandsaucyshop.com/
You can find it in their gallery. It doesn't specify what the flower on that cake is, but there's a similar design that says the flower is a peony.
You could always contact them and see if they'll help you out.

tesso Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:17pm
post #14 of 18

From the look of the photo I would say this is a White Viking Carnation. You will notice the extra tight center that gives it almost a rose look, but the outer leaves are slightly larger, but they dont seem large enough for a peony. I am curious if they are real or gumpaste. If they are gumpast..well it could be anything..LOL..they may have not made the peon/carnation to scale.. They are Beautiful though !!

edited to add..if you find out please let us know. thanks.

PinkLisa Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:59pm
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I would guess peony or ranunculus.

DreamMaker2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:10pm
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I'm not a flower expert like many of you - but perhaps this site will help:

Many pictures of real flowers - HTH

jenncowin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:21pm
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My guess is a carnation.

cinjam Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 1:26am
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Thank you all so much! I will contact the original designer to see if I can find out more. I want to pick up the real thing to use as a model as I try to make it out of gum paste!!

Thank you all again

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