I'm trying to decide how best to make the petals on this cake. If anyone has made one and can pass on the "how to", I would be so grateful!
I can't see the cake because I don't belong to the Knot and I don't do Facebook either.
You need to post an actual picture. You can not see the picture if you're not signed into the knot.
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I have made that design a couple of times. The pictures are in my gallery. I made each petal individually and then attached them individually to the cake. Once I used gel to attach them and once I used royal icing. They both worked equally well. Below are the links from my facebook page.
Hope this help you.
I just made one of these last weekend. I think I made like 80 or so petals, ranging in size from small to large. I just use circular cutters and ruffled the edges with the ball tool and foam mat. I made the center flower by using the smallest round cutter I had, softened the edges and scrunched it up a bit. Then used 3 small petals behind that, and so on until you have the full effect of the burst. I attached with white chocolate.
Oops - sorry about the link! I hadn't thought of that.
I'm assuming I need to make the petals out of gumpaste - right? Or would the fondant I'm covering the cake with work if I made them enough ahead of time that they could dry?
Thanks in advance for all the advice!
Gumpaste would be your best bet. GL. HTH. Don't forget to post a pic when you're done.
ASorry so slow in expressing my gratitude for your help! I'm working on the petals now and it's going smoothly. I'll post pics after I recover from the wedding. (It's my daughter's!!)
Can those gumpaste petals be attached on a BC cake?
AThe tutorial I watched on YouTube showed her attaching them to a buttercream cake.
Thank you, can you tell me the name of the tutorial?
My daughter's wedding was this past weekend (the 20th). Thanks to your help, the wedding cake turned out perfectly! I had so much fun making and decorating this cake! As promised, I am posting a picture. The lighting stinks because this was taken in my living room. I'm sure the professional ones will be much better!
AThat looks absolutely gorgeous!! Great job :)
Beautiful! Your daughter is very lucky! ;)
I can't tell you what it means to have you all say such sweet things. Thank you!!
AAwesomeness.....is that even a word???:D
I'll take it!
AHi, I'm making a similar cake for a wedding, but I was wondering if you attached the petals after they dried or before, and did you start at the top or bottom? Thanks!
really pretty! I love the added ribbon!
I would only do that on fondant, so I know the petals wouldn't have a chance of sliding.
Sorry I didn't see this earlier! I let the petals dry completely before I started. I first made the center rose and attached that. Then I worked out and away from the center rose - adjusting the shape as I went. It was intimidating to start, but once I got going, it was very easy! Good luck and have fun!