AThey are rose petals. Here is a tutorial
It isn't a particular flower, just an "exploded" fantasy flower. See this:
Thank you both so much for finding that tutorial!! Very helpful!
Wow, when Kara started snapping off those flower petals my heart sank, and yet.....Wow so pretty.
I just made one of these cakes for the first time, it is not exactly the same but I had a look at the youtube vids and that was pretty much what I did. My customer wanted hers coloured in shades of ivory to apricot. The cake is covered in all butter SMBC. I made the flower and petals out of modelling choc as it had to sit out for quite a while and I was worried gumpaste petals would wilt. It wasn't too difficult, the hardest thing was placing the shaded colours right, I had to keep walking away and looking at it from a distance. Give it a go Farmgirl, it was fun!
What flower is this? It's a more than beautiful flower. Costumeczar and 810whitechoc Kudos!