I'm a hobby baker but was just asked to do a wedding cake. The bride sent me a photo of her inspiration, and it looks doable, but I'm just not sure about the flowers. Maybe somebody with a better trained eye can give me a hand? If I wanted to make them myself, would it be better to do fondant or royal icing? I'm not really sure what type of flower it even is, can someone identify it or at least let me know what kind would be similar?
I'm just a newbie here. I think the flower made of gumpaste. I'm not sure about the name of the flowers.
If they are not gumpaste, then they are silk. The indvidual blossoms look like the petals of a hydrangea but the overall shape isn't that.....hmmm...
Does she want that dark purple color? You will need to look into powdered food colors. Liquid/gel colors won't get the gumpaste dark enough w/o making it really sticky.
I'm sure it's gumpaste and looks similar to a dogwood.
It's a hydrangea flower for sure. It's not a difficult flower to learn to do, but you sure would need to make lots!