Heart-Shaped Pillow Of Flowers

This is my all time favorite piece. It was made with white chocolate gumpaste for a chocoloate festival several years ago. It was shown on The Food Network's Top 5 when they first started showing different competitions around the country.

I nearly came unwound when a JUDGE decided to touch them to see if they were real. Thankfully, someone who knew me stopped him and let him know that I had made them and they were chocolate.

 Heart-Shaped Pillow Of Flowers  on Cake Central

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oh my goss I thought for sure they were real flowers, Even now as I look at the pic I'm still not sure I 'm convinced they are chocolate (j/k). Great work, you are truly a cake artist.Beautiful

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WOW !!! this is awesome. I just looked at your photos after you posted that your flowers are your "signature". I'll say !!!! Beautiful work. How long have you been decorating? I just started cakes and haven't even made any flowers yet !!! Does it take alot of practice??

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I've been decorating for 11 years. God gave me the ability to make flowers. Finding the right gumpaste for yourself is one of the hardest parts. Yes, they do take a lot of practice, but I am obsessive-compulsive about my work. :) Gumpaste is a whole new medium, such as oil painting takes different tools and techniques than water color.

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gorgeous........did you make the baby's breath too?? Man, I wish my roses looked like that........I have to figure out that ball tool huh??

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The baby's breath is made by dipping white head stamens into gum glue and then into non-pareilles (sp?). Do each side, let them dry, and then fold in half with 3 or 4 other sets, secure with a fine wire and floral tape.

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Your cakes are absolutely stunning!!! Do you make your own gumpaste? If so - which recipe do you use...or do you purchase....would love to know....

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I just saw this on the Chocolate Festival on FoodNetwork and I recognized it from my favorites! This is SOOO pretty!

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Oh wow!! I saw this on Food Network not too long ago! That was in Norman, Ok.Right? I'm from Tulsa! I can't believe that other piece won first place. It was NOTHING compared to this. Those silly judges.

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I'll be working on a DVD at the end of May, 2007 for this particular piece. I don't know when it will be available (editing, etc.).

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I have been working in gumpaste for about 1 1/2 years. I love it and it a perfect medium for obsessive/compulsive girls 8) White chocolate gumpaste? Please say that you will share! I make my own mostly and I have found different types work for certain thing. How is it for you? Have you found the holy grail of gumpaste? Your work is exceptional. Let us know when your dvd is ready so we can support your hobby :wink:

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I am in AWE! Please let us know when the DVD will be ready, I would love to know the recipe you use for the choc. modelling clay.....Just amazing!!

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That is unbelieveable! I had to stare at it because I thought they were real! This talent you have is a gift that I wish I had a piece of!

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Stunning. They look so real, I can smell them from here. Soo lovely, I can't believe this is possible from chocolate!

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8O wow I had to look twice..That is one awesome bunch of flowers I thought they were real at first glance. Excellent work.

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gorgeous........did you make the baby's breath too?? Man, I wish my roses looked like that........I have to figure out that ball tool huh??

on

The baby's breath is made by dipping white head stamens into gum glue and then into non-pareilles (sp?). Do each side, let them dry, and then fold in half with 3 or 4 other sets, secure with a fine wire and floral tape.

on

WOW !!! this is awesome. I just looked at your photos after you posted that your flowers are your "signature". I'll say !!!! Beautiful work. How long have you been decorating? I just started cakes and haven't even made any flowers yet !!! Does it take alot of practice??

on

I've been decorating for 11 years. God gave me the ability to make flowers. Finding the right gumpaste for yourself is one of the hardest parts. Yes, they do take a lot of practice, but I am obsessive-compulsive about my work. :) Gumpaste is a whole new medium, such as oil painting takes different tools and techniques than water color.

on

Your cakes are absolutely stunning!!! Do you make your own gumpaste? If so - which recipe do you use...or do you purchase....would love to know....

on

oh my goss I thought for sure they were real flowers, Even now as I look at the pic I'm still not sure I 'm convinced they are chocolate (j/k). Great work, you are truly a cake artist.Beautiful

on

I just saw this on the Chocolate Festival on FoodNetwork and I recognized it from my favorites! This is SOOO pretty!

on

Oh wow!! I saw this on Food Network not too long ago! That was in Norman, Ok.Right? I'm from Tulsa! I can't believe that other piece won first place. It was NOTHING compared to this. Those silly judges.

on

I'll be working on a DVD at the end of May, 2007 for this particular piece. I don't know when it will be available (editing, etc.).

on

I have been working in gumpaste for about 1 1/2 years. I love it and it a perfect medium for obsessive/compulsive girls 8) White chocolate gumpaste? Please say that you will share! I make my own mostly and I have found different types work for certain thing. How is it for you? Have you found the holy grail of gumpaste? Your work is exceptional. Let us know when your dvd is ready so we can support your hobby :wink:

on

I am in AWE! Please let us know when the DVD will be ready, I would love to know the recipe you use for the choc. modelling clay.....Just amazing!!

on

That is unbelieveable! I had to stare at it because I thought they were real! This talent you have is a gift that I wish I had a piece of!

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Stunning. They look so real, I can smell them from here. Soo lovely, I can't believe this is possible from chocolate!

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8O wow I had to look twice..That is one awesome bunch of flowers I thought they were real at first glance. Excellent work.

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My first words were "breath taking". I scroll down and see I wasn't the only one who said that. It's unanimous!! What a phenonmenal job.

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This is the most incredible beautiful display of sugar flowers I have EVER seen,,,you have an amazing talent,,,good for you

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OMG!! You are better or just like Ron Ben Israel!! You are soo good at what you do! You must be so proud of your gift/talent! I wish I can do this! I will try! :roll:


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