Wiring A Peony Flower

Decorating By Jan14grands Updated 29 Jan 2011 , 3:30pm by Jan14grands

Jan14grands Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 1:04pm
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I am trying to learn how to do a peony flower - got my cutters and watched a couple of videos, etc. Anyway, when putting all of the wired petals together and wrapping them as I go with floral tape, it seems to me the stem gets so big. What do you all do with the finished wrapped stem - do you cut it shorter and how do you attach it to your cakes? Hmmm, just can't figure it out. thanks for any help.....

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Dayti Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 1:48pm
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Try reading this/looking at the pics. The site is translated by Google into English so there are some flaws! She doesn't use wires on all the petals, only for the main bud and the outer petals. So maybe this way will work better for you, since there is less wire involved? This peony is on my to-do list...

jillyscakes Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 3:03pm
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Here is another tutorial that only wire the ouside petals


Jan14grands Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 3:30pm
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Thank you so much! These are both very helpful. I learned a lot and will try again. My first attempt was rushed - I didn't let the petals dry all the way and some broke. I want to get better so I can at least put one on a cake!

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