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A Birthday Cake for Ruth

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Ruth's cake and individual cakes

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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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Material Gum Paste
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: marzipan, fondant sugar paste royal icing satin ribbon for trim

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What are you most proud of? I spent hours and hours making these flowers, I'm a teacher with a long summer vacation and I decided to learn something new so I took the course on sugar flowers. I took a one day course 7 years ago because I wanted to make flowers for my son's wedding cake, but then they moved the wedding date and there was no time so I never made any after the class. I spent a fortune on the cutters originally with high hopes, but then they stayed in a box for 7 years so it was now or never.....It was a struggle at first, but now I'm hooked.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I set up a work station (sweatshop) in front of the t.v. and worked on the flowers over weeks....the fact that they will keep well packaged was an added bonus. I have several boxes put away for future cakes.....once the flowers are finished the cake is a breeze! Relax....take your time....enjoy!

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Beautiful!!! Just stunning and hugely inspirational. I love this vintage, country garden look! BBBBeeeaaauutiful!

08/23/2012 Flag

VERY NICE WORK , I LIKE THE COLORS AND THE DESIGNES , ABSOLOUTLY LOVELY

08/29/2012 Flag

Very, very nice!

09/22/2012 Flag

Beautiful!

01/25/2013 Flag

Beautiful work! Well done!

01/25/2014 Flag