I saw this cake and just love it and I'm curious about the flowers . What are these flowers made out of ? Wafer paper?? In the back of the flowers, is that some kind of cake lace? TIA
It does look like cut cake lace that was airbrushed blue lines. The whole cake looks airbrushed blue. The flowers to me look like gumpaste. The flower ends look to me like painted airbrush blue coloring or maybe a petal powder painted on.
i tend to agree w/the other poster.
Those are wafer paper flowers, it's a weird method that involves making the edges melt and curl up. I was going to make a video showing how to do this next week, it's really easy to ruin them doing it, but since they're messy you can get away with it. This is the decorator who does a lot of this style: http://www.luciasimeone.com/
I had a couple of customers ask me to imitate the flowers on a couple of her cakes, so I've messed around with it and can say that it's wafer paper that's been melted and manipulated and twisted and blah blah blah.
The stuff behind it is probably just done with paper punches, similar to the red flower sheet on the website. Or by dripping water onto the paper to make irregular holes.
@ costumeczar thanks for the link, and info. I have never made wafer paper flowers, sounds tricky to work with, so I'm eagerly waiting your video.
Here's the video...I have it unlisted right now, so you can only get to it with this link. If you go to my youtube channel it won't show up yet.
I also apologize in advance beacase I kept moving off-camera. Oops.
It is easy, you just have to be careful not to get it too wet.