My client wants this cake and I'm not sure what the yellow flower is on top. It looks like it could be an open tulip maybe. And it seems to be made with a cutter that has 3 long petals (or maybe the petals aren't part of one cutter). And I'm also not sure if the tiny bud and pistols are edible or not. I don't think that part is important though. Thanks for your help.
It's supposed to be a tulip...It has 6 petals if you look closely and it's definitely a tulip petal cutter shape. the center is just a badly done tulip center :). A more realistic one would be done with a longer center and six stamens around it. This could be called a fantasy tulip, I suppose.
Here are a couple of blog posts about tulip centers, the real ones are weird. http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2011/03/tulip-centers.html
Ok great thanks, costumeczar. Those links are helpful. You're right, 6 petals but looks like 2 sets of 3. The top 3 are joined at the center and the bottom layer is offset. But I see now that I don't need an exact cutter to create something similar or better.
My client also thought this darker color on the cakewas not black. This cake looks black and white to me. I told her I can make it dark brown (chocolate) if she'd like. I'm glad I brought that up.
Thanks again for the info, and I love your article!
You did an excellent job on the cake!!! Fantastic!!!
That looks great!
Very, very nicely done :)
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