Flower Help- Someone With A Better Trained Eye, Please Help!

Decorating By FloweryGreetings Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 9:04pm by tonedna

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FloweryGreetings Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:46pm
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I'm a hobby baker but was just asked to do a wedding cake. The bride sent me a photo of her inspiration, and it looks doable, but I'm just not sure about the flowers. Maybe somebody with a better trained eye can give me a hand? If I wanted to make them myself, would it be better to do fondant or royal icing? I'm not really sure what type of flower it even is, can someone identify it or at least let me know what kind would be similar?

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Bethlezia Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:56pm
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I'm just a newbie here. I think the flower made of gumpaste. I'm not sure about the name of the flowers.

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KJ62798 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 8:59pm
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If they are not gumpaste, then they are silk. The indvidual blossoms look like the petals of a hydrangea but the overall shape isn't that.....hmmm...

Does she want that dark purple color? You will need to look into powdered food colors. Liquid/gel colors won't get the gumpaste dark enough w/o making it really sticky.


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tiggy2 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 9:00pm
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I'm sure it's gumpaste and looks similar to a dogwood.

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tonedna Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 9:04pm
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It's a hydrangea flower for sure. It's not a difficult flower to learn to do, but you sure would need to make lots!
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