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90-Year-Old Nonna's Birthday

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Nonna's Birthday Cake Flowers

Created in this Craftsy Course

Handcrafted Sugar Flowers taught by Jacqueline Butler

Awe your friends and family by creating delicate hydrangeas with Jacqueline Butler's skilled instruction and easy, effective techniques.

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Cake Decorating
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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Material Gum Paste
Style Traditional
Marcella V. on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Handcrafted Sugar Flowers Online Video with Jacqueline Butler, Gum Paste, Petal Dust, Egg Whites, Brushes, FMM Cutters for Rose Petals and Leaves, Hydrangea Cutters and Veiners, wires and florist tape....and a lot of patience! ; )

Marcella V. on craftsy.com

Lovely. Great work. Bet she loved it!

08/17/2012 Flag

The grandson who ordered the cake from me saw the flowers and he was blown away! Initially (and before he opened his e-mail) he wanted fresh cut flowers, and since I wasn't able to provide him with pesticide-free flowers in time, I made this arrangement!

08/19/2012 Flag

Reply to this comment...Thank You so much, it means a lot that people think they're beautiful!

08/19/2012 Flag

Thank You so much! I apologize for not replying, I have not been on here in a while. My husband was laid off from the New York City Fire Department after 25 years on the job, he along with 72 senior officials who had 25 plus years in, were forced into early retirement. I had some health issues to deal with. I stopped baking and making cakes for a while, but Thank God, I am back! So nice of you to say such kind words about my work, from a professional, that mens a lot! Thank You again!

10/08/2013 Flag

Beautiful flowers Marcella ! I love the way you wired them together - I always find that the most challenging part !

08/17/2012 Flag

Hello C-Mac!....and Thank You so much! It was the first time for me and it was a challenge, for sure! , but I grit my teeth and told myself to go for it, obviously being careful not to break any of the flowers! Today I place the arrangement on the cake and it gets delivered!

08/19/2012 Flag

Thank You, it wasn't easy, I had to tread lightly and you know what, a couple of leaves broke off, but I was the only one who was so stressed about it, so that is why I tell people to not be so hard on themselves! Thank You again!

10/08/2013 Flag

color variatioms for my wreath makimg

08/19/2012 Flag

Thank You, I chose the colors because they are reminiscent of the time when she was a young woman!

10/08/2013 Flag

oooh this is nice..

08/22/2012 Flag

Hey Jedrick, Thanks, so nice of you to say! : )

08/23/2012 Flag

Thank You so much!

10/08/2013 Flag

I really need to learn how to make a rose!!! Yours look FANTASTIC!!!

08/24/2012 Flag