How To Make This Giant Flower

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cakeartist86 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 7:55pm
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Attached is a picture of my dream wedding cake. My fiance has already said that I'm not allowed to make our wedding cake (fair enough - it's a stressful job!). We are thinking of ordering several flavours of cupcakes instead of having a cake. But I still find myself thinking of this dream cake....

 

Do you think that I could make this giant flower out of gumpaste well in advance and put it on a fake cake just for the display? Does anyone have any recommendations on technique and/or materials, etc.?

 

Thank you very much.

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liz at sugar Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 8:17pm
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Someone just started a thread about that cake a few days ago - try searching "ruffle flower cake".  I think that was the heading.

 

Liz
 

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icer101 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 11:12pm
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Yes, you surely can make that cake and keep it for your wedding day. It is shown on lots of sites. I think kara butin(google that) and her blog will come up and she is showing it also. hth

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auntginn Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 5:51am
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SweetMelissa730 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 6:06am
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This was the thread from the other day...

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/756463/floating-rose-petals-on-the-side-of-cake-tutorial

 

Congrats on your wedding! 

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auntginn Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 6:40am
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Yes, Melissa that's how I got the link to show how to make the rose on the side of the cake.  I am dying to make one now.

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SystemMod2 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 9:18am
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I think you can definitely manage to make this as a display cake for your wedding! As far as cake decor goes, it is very simple and even a relatively inexperienced caker could get a lovely result. I have done several of these for wedding clients and I've been pleasantly surprised to see how quickly and simply it comes together! You could even start with a purchased sugar rose for the centre if you are not confident making your own roses, and simply make your "exploded" petals separately by hand.

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CakesbyHeatherKerley Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 1:05pm
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AI actually made this cake for a bride and I used individual large petals. It was so simple once I made the petals! I used royal icing to attach the petals.

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