Project 11.2 – Flowers [Anniverary Cake]

Wild Rose

I used the cutter with 5 petals with a point (a succulent cutter), but any 5 petal cutter would work just fine. Ruffle the borders in a thick foam pad and give it a concave shape on the thin foam pad. Shape it in the small cup putting one petal over the previous.


Country Flower

Country flowers vary a lot. In this case I chose to use a daisy base topped with a star flower.


Since I am going to use less orchids then the other flowers, and orchids are really tough to do, I decided to wait until I have more of the other pieces done. So my next steps are going to be the leaves and the cake topper, then painting and assembling the flowers with the centers and, finally making the orchids.

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Project 11.1 – Flower Centers [Anniversary Cake]

Wild Rose

I chose to make a different kind of center for my wild rose, instead of using the regular steamens I am using a cut center that makes my flowers stand out giving them more depth.


Country Flower

In order to obtain this effect on your center you can use an impression mat or just puncture your gum paste sphere with your veining tool.


Project 11_1-Stamens-AniversaryCake

First day: center day!

Make centers in advance is a crucial step, especially if your project involves (as mine) a lot of flowers. These are just some of the many centers that I have prepared and set aside to dry. Always making more than I intend to use in case of emergency.

If you love to dacorate your cakes with flowers, whenever you have time off, make centers!

 

Project 11 – Anniversary Cake

This month me and my significant other celebrate our first wedding anniversary and the date could not pass without a cake!

As you can see, the amount of flowers will be challenging, but, well, it is a special occasion! On the next days I’ll be posting my progress.

About:

  • 2 tiers (6 in and 8 in)
  • Flowers:
    • Orchids (white/yellow/dark red)
    • Wild roses (white/yellow)
    • Country flowers (white/yellow)
    • Leaves (light green/pearl dust)
  • Cake topper: quilling silhouette
  • Quilt pattern
  • Sugar Pearls

 

Happy Father’s Day!

One of the many things that the US differs from Brazill is the celebration date of Father’s Day. Down there people celebrate their Dads on the second sunday of August.

Even though is a bit soon for my countrymen, it is never too late to say Happy Father’s Day to all the american dads around!

Congratulations to you all!

 

Project 10 – Quilling Topper – Letter B

Project 10 - Quilling Toppers

 

To make up for my absence the past days/week, I’ll try to catch up with the posts this week 😉 by  displaying some new designs and opening my recipe section – where I plan to post something new once a month.

Today, I present to you a quilling cake topper. Not only it is completely edible (all made with gum paste, no wires) but it also looks pretty good on a B-day  cake.