Ocean Spray Bush

Decorating By Ballymena Updated 25 Jul 2014 , 6:44pm by -K8memphis

Ballymena Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 4:22pm
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Has anyone done Ocean Spray Bush flowers. Client want them 2D on the side of wedding cake. Any ideas?

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 1:31pm
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looks kinda baby's breathy -- i have a pictorial somewhere on how to make baby's breath -- i had it on webshots and webshots closed so i had to get all my stuff off -- i have it buried deep in some dusty computer file folder somewhere marked with hieroglyphics -- see if i can find it but no promises --


and i've never heard of this ocean spray bush before --wow it's pretty!


but on second thought if they want 2-d then just pipe it no?

Ballymena Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 4:19pm
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Yes, I was going to pipe tiny dots and stars in the shape of the blossom cluster and accent with very tiny fondant flowers and tiny pearls. I have a flower plunger that's only 1/8-1/16" in diameter. I will have to do a test first. The buds of this bush are tiny globes therefore the pearls. Hope it works. Have to do it today. I am on Vancouver Island in Canada and it grows wild here so probably groes all along the Washington,  Oregon and Calif. coast.

Any other piping ideas appreciated.

gscout73 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

looks kinda baby's breathy --

It's actually tinier than babies breath. Better off piping.

-K8memphis Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 6:30pm
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i have a few things i use to make the baby's breath -- one is a very small version of tapioca pearls or something like that -- i threw away the packaging so --


but the other thing is ck white non-pariels (that's how it's spelled on the bottle) -- super tiny ones -- don't know how or if you could find these this fast -- but i would wipe little piping gel dots on the cake and press some of the non-pareils into my fingertip and squosh these up into the piping gel -- in fact i'd probably just brush the tip of the piping bag on the cake to get the smallest amount on there -- then connect the dots and pipe the rest -- then add more of these to fill it out -- i'd do these first and last because some will not stick on and you dont' want to have pick too many out of your piping


also dessicated coconut -- coconut food processed to a fair thee well --i'd do the same type of application as above --


best ocean spraying to you! would love to see your finished product --

-K8memphis Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by gscout73 
Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

looks kinda baby's breathy --

It's actually tinier than babies breath. Better off piping.



didn't know --thanks gscout73--it's so pretty!

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