Hi.. I am very new to the cake baking scene and need help. I am looking to make a cake with three diff size pansies scattered about it with diamonds in the centers. HELP - I can't find a set with three sizes and diamonds are pricey.. Any advice appreciated
I don't know about the pansy cutters, but you can make your own diamonds with a silicon mold (you can get them online) and a kind of sugar called isomalt. You can find instructions by googling something like "isomalt gems".
I made pansies with buttercream using the the 104 rose tip
Any idea where to get a mold from and is it worth it??? I thought of piping pansies but was't sure if using a mold or cutter would be the easiest. The flowers will be solid in color with centers painted and then diamond.
I looked at the attached post..AWESOME!!! I guess I just need to figure out how to get that diamond color look (silver) ???? Ideas
Where is there an attached post? I don't see one in this thread and I'd really like to, because I'm interested in this, too. I just remembered that pansies were very easy to pipe in buttercream when I read ctackett's post. In the Wilton course, they were one of the easiest ones to do and they always looked good - not true of a lot of my other flowers. I'm a big fan of molds, but you have to find them first and chances are they will be pretty pricey. Only you can decide if ithey're worth it, and they might be if you think you'll be using them again.
You might look on You Tube that's where I get a lot of my tips and hints. i would just and shape them from fondant colored yellow and purple. Who needs molds use your imagination!!!
I like you philosophy, ctackett!
these molds are inexpensive: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=2&ShopId=18&CatId=434&SubCatId=1762
hey Marianna I see you are from Cancun!! Been there!! Loved it!!
Glad to hear it, ctackett! If you come back, look me up! We can decorate a beach cake after we get inspiration from the real thing!
Luv that idea !! Will do!!!