I'd like to know the name of the flower on top of that cake , its nice , I'd like to give it a try , any tips are appreciated
I'd say it was a rose, too. Just without the top edges of the petals curled back like you see on a lot of roses. But I'd definitely do it with a rose cutter, either the 5-petal kind or the one that cuts individual petals.
You could do the innermost petals with a 5-petal cutter (or with a cutter that cuts individual petals, I'm just partial to the 5-petal one) and do the outside petals with a larger single-petal cutter. I think the main difference between this flower and a more traditional rose is the way the edges of the petals are shaped - more gently waved than curled back. I'd say that that's what makes it look like a cross between a rose and a gardenia, too. Best of luck with this, by the way. It's a very pretty flower.
Thats done by talented Aussie caker Patricia Hardjopranoto
Check out some of her other cakes - she has just opened a shopfront in Sydney
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Looks like a gardenia, the center seems to be spiral. Here's an image of a real one http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1301/everblooming-gardenia.php
Thanks for the info about the original decorator, AppleGumPam. What lovely things she has on her Facebook page! I gave her a Like so I'll be able to see more of her stuff.