I need to learn how to make the type of flowers on this cake, but I don't even know what they are called.
**** it won't let me add an attachment or embed it in this post....I am going to put it in my photos just so people can see it, its a brown cake with blue flowers********
Did you try sending a pm to CharmingChelsea, the CC'er that made the cake. She might be of some assistance. HTH
I put the cake in my photo album. A friend gave me that picture. I cannot find the cake online. I don't know who originally made the cake. I was hoping someone would know what that flower is called.
If you want a photo to show up in your post, here's how:
First upload the photo into an online photo site like Photobucket (getting a photobucket account is easy and FREE) then just copy the photo's image code (IMG Code) from photobucket and paste it into your post. Then when you hit 'submit comment' the photo will display in the thread. Easy.
Photobucket is here: http://photobucket.com/
I'm pretty sure you can also use Flickr like this too - just look for the image code (IMG code) and copy and paste it.
The photo is from a cake book....cannot recall the name of it, I know as I snapped a pic of it too,as I flipped through it at Michael's. Intending to make something similar, I was going to use 2 different sized 5 cutters, just pinch/roll the ends. Hope this helps
It just looks like two 5 petal cut outs that have been thinned, maybe ruffled a little, then probably dried with some cotton balls or tissue around the petals to add the shape.
Honestly, this is THE most simple flower to make. Here are a few cakes I've made with variations of the same thing.
You simply need a 5 petal cutter - http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18971&name=5%20Petal%20Flower%20Cutter%20Set%20by%20Orchard%20Products
Roll your flower paste (I think it's called gum paste in the USA) quite thinly. Cut out your flower. On a foam mat, thin the edges with either a ball tool or bone tool (if you're careful, but firm, it will frill the petals slightly, too). Then place in a former to dry a bit.
Do the same with a second 5 petal cutter (the one on the blue flower you linked to is a smaller size for the inside one) and glue the two together - off-setting them slightly. Use a little plastic food wrap of kitchen paper towel to support the petals, to give them 'movement'.
Hope this helps.
Good grief...its a beautiful cake but $875 worth!!! Now I remember why I left London!
Maisie Fantasie is a "name" in cake making.... she charges 'silly money'. Same as Mich Turner (Little Venice Cake Company)... think of a number, double it, add a zero or two... yeah, that sounds about right for the price! LOL!!!
They DO make beautiful cakes, though.
Thank you so much for the help ladies! I'm taking the pic out of my photo album.