I need to make this cake (but only one tier and one flower) for a wedding next week as part of a sweets table.. I need advice for the flower! I've only ever done small flowers so I'm not really sure how to do this one.. It needs to be about 6" bc it's going on a 10" cake. I dont have a flower cutter big enough to make the outer layers so should i just cut individual petals?!
tips for making the petals stay in the shape I want?
Any input would be helpful! Thanks :)
Is it supposed to be a peony or a rose-type flower? Is it going to be sitting on the top of the cake or stuck vertically on the side? You can make a wired or unwired one but it would depend on the placement on the cake.
I meant to post this picture with my first post but I was on my phone and it wouldnt let me go back and edit it. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f1/96/b1/f196b193252ae8ad50dd41f6a77b60a1.jpg
I will just be doing the top tier, where the flower is on top
Im not even sure what type of flower that is? The bride loves the simplicity of the cake, Im doing the flower in white and am going to brush some gold dust on to it
That looks like a magnolia to me.
That's just a fantasy-type rose/gardenia/whatever flower. Make a basic wired rose bud for the center, then make some big honking wired petals and put them on big spoons to dry them so that you can wrap the edges of the petals around the spoons to give them the curving shape. Or use tinfoil shaped into pieces that will support the gumpaste in the shape that you want it to dry in. Wire them all together and you're done. Here's a video showing the spoon thing, but you would need soup spoons or larger ones for petals that size. The tinfoil might work better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCbC4Y-GWW8&list=PLZ_bioPrrMRe_iu_JywCMyoVvuVIt1oLO&index=19
Thank you everyone for your input! very very helpful! and thank you costumeczar, I will definitely be trying it out tonight :]