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I know this a cake that you learned in the Wilton C2 class. I teach these classes and I would give you a bit of info regarding the Pansies. Wilton got it WRONG. If you look at pictures you will see that the 2 BACK petals should be the dark color, NOT the 2 side ones. The way to remember this is to use the old Victorian ditty, The front "apron" is Aunt May. So, it's Aunt May and her two favorite nieces (the 2 side top petals) wear the same dress, The two cousins (back petals) wear a different dress. The flower can be all the same color but you will never see, in real life, the 2 top petals different like that. You can make them this way. Use the blossom cutter and cut all the petals apart except for 2, those two will become the front apron. Cut a darker color out and ruffle, these go into the former first. Then add the apron, then the two side petals. You can use your thinned gel colors to paint "whiskers" onto the apron and 2 top petals. This gives them their little faces. You can take a tiny ball of green paste and make a tear drop shape. Put this at the top of the apron where it joins the all the other petals. This gives a tiny "nose" of color. It is actually the end of the stem on which all the petals are attached. You flowers will look botanically more correct and be charming. I feel that if you are going to spend your precious time (which we never get more of) it makes good sense to make your flowers look as real as you can. By just changing up a few things you can produce this. Your ruffling is great. I guess the no one from Wilton as ever looked at a Pansy before. We used to pipe them in Royal wrong, as well. I was a painter before I took up cake decorating and I have panted thousands of the little guys. Take a trip to your local nursery and check out the flowers. Take pictures with your phone, it helps to understand how a flower looks before you make it. I wish Wilton would promote accurateness when teaching the flowers,. You will find the same thing problems with the calla lilies spadix (centers). WAY to big for the flower. Good luck with your ventures.
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