Opening up another session of FNCC! Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to this week, post photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if you are able to.
Thanks for bumping all week long everyone!
I have not baked anything this week :o(
Me neighter, but I'll play with my Christmas gift during the weekend. Peonie cutter end some veiners.
(Who cares? Just bumping...)
No, that is exciting, Julie! I love getting new cutters and veiners, especially veiners! What I am in dire need are covered wires!
Yes, new cutters & veiners are wonderful. Just the hope of making new flowers someday is cheery. Love the big bold peonies as one flower can make a statement of a cake. There are so many varieties & colors. You've made a good choice on cutters.
I made this mermaid cake. I was so looking forward to making it but annoyingly it didn’t turn out how I was expecting at all. It’s supposed to look like a mermaid diving into the sea but the sea doesn’t look great and the tail is all lumpy. I do like the colours and the wafer paper fin and the birthday girl seemed very happy with it.
@longlou It's adorable. the colors are just perfect, love the tail.
What is wrong with you woman?!! This is a gorgeous cake, the best mermaid tail cake that I've seen! You must just be too close to it. Back off amd give yourself a pat on the back!
I love making flowers, and because I almost only make kids birthday cake, I do not have the chance to play with my tool often. I totaly understand the feelings you've both discribe. I thought I was doing a good job with my flower 'till I saw yours MBAlaska! This is gorgeous!
Louglou this is an amazing cake, no wonder the birthday girl loved it! Colors are so spot on. Love, love, love!
Thank You Laetia!
Your comment made me laugh Sandra.
Your mermaid tail is wonderful!! As Sandra said........what's wrong with you?? I know we are all our own worst critic. So what if the tail is 'lumpy'...........she has a fungus :)
Gorgeous peony, MBalaska! I have not yet tried one, but it is definitely on the list.
I am serious, Louglou! I would be strutting if I made that cake!
Not sure if this can be legitimately can be call a peony, but I do think it's a darn looking good fantasy flower!
lovely peony @Laetia! Well Done.
Of course it is a peony, Julie! What else could it possibly be?! Not meaning to be rude or harsh, but your leaves and buds would look more realistic if you wrapped the wires with floral tape. You did a gorgeous job!
I did make a magnolia and a couple of leaves.
Your magnolia is a beauty Sandra! Honestly, I think the shape of my peony is wrong, not "spheric" enough. I dont know, I guess I'm just hard with myself! Your comment was not hard or rude at all, dont worry about that. I'm here to learn! I will definately cover the wires with floral tape while assembling them, it was already planed. Perhaps I should have covers them first?
Thank you MBalaska!
@Sandra the magnolia is a very elegant statement flower for a cake. Great Job!!
@Laetia, keep folders or computer files with photos of real flowers, leaves, buds, stems, arrangements. Our sugar flowers are almost idealized compared to the real thing. In nature there is no limit to the variations in shape, size & color. so make your flowers and have fun.
also if you try to make sugar paste/gumpaste flowers really thin like the real thing, you won't even get past the dusting stage without breaking them all to heck. We take close up detailed photos of our creations, but in real life when on a cake or in a vase...……. you just see the overall flower. That's as it should be.
There are many colors of floral tape, AND you can dust your floral tape just like you dust your sugar flowers.
Thanks so much for all the tips and pointers MBalaska! It's precious. I did'nt tought that floral tape could be dust! Me and my dusting addiction might have a little party...
Thanks, MBalaska! I know a Southern Magnolia does not have pink streaks, but I actually made it for the pink and chocolate birthday cake, then changed my mind and thought the lily looked better.
MBalaska is exactly right about there being so much variety in the flower world, also the thickness of the petals. The only time you really need petals thin enough to read through is for competition. For a cake or sugar arrangement, it is much better to leave the petals a little thicker to prevent breakage. If rolled too thinly, they are more susceptible to "wilting" from heat and humidity too. I use white wires for all of my flowers and dust them whatever color is most appropriate. Simplifies supplies.
Thank you Sandra!
I need to start re-stocking my flowers, mostly roses and daisies.