I'm making a cake for my church bunco night. I was told Summertime theme, but the decorations they've already bought are more a Hawaiian theme, so I'm going with that. I have the design of the cake pretty much figured out, but I need some help with the flowers. I'm making a 3-tier cake and would like to put a lei around the bottom of each tier. Here's my problem. The only flower I've ever made out of fondant is roses and I've never touched gum paste in my life. I am definitely not opposed to learning, though. So, I have 3 weeks until the cake is due. What easy-to-learn Hawaiian flowers can I use for my lei and where can I find instructions/tutorials on how to make them?
you can try this tutorial and then string the flowers together for a lei.
good luck, sounds like a fun theme.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
I saw this thread the other day. Maybe this will help?
A really easy tropical flower is the frangipani, aka plumeria, flower...but I don't know where to refer you to for a tutorial. If you have any decorating books you might find it in there..another nice thing they don't require any cutters. Some cutters are sold for them but I find it easier to make without the cutter.
In the 2006 yearbook there is a Plumeria how to.
If you know any royal icings flowers, I think you could make a hibiscus using the petunia directions, the larger lilly nail and some of the white stamens from Wilton.
There was also a cool tropical buttercream flower that was posted on here not too long ago.