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Category Cake Decorating
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What was your source for this recipe? Online recipe
What is the name of the online recipe? Open Peony
Special instructions for the recipe Watch Nicholas Lodge's Classic Sugar Flowers, he does an amazing job explaining the peony in great deal.

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Equipment: Grove board, CC Ceramic veining tool, HH Peony petal veiner, SKGI or JR Peony leaf veiner, SKGI Dresden Tool, FMM Peony Cutter, CP Fine scissors, embroidery Ball tool Plain cutting wheel, PME 50mm Blossom cutter, OP Medium CElstick Steamer, ISAC,optional Nile green wire, 28 gauge White wire, 24 gauge, 26 gauge, & 18 gauge for the peony bud Nile green floral tape Artist Brushes Cosmetic sponge Foam pad Madeline pan, for laying the petals, or an egg former Paper towel Parchment paper Needle nose pliers Floral Foam Pasta machine, optional Heavy plastic mat Green cutting mat,NL Materials: Gumpaste/ sugar paste Food paste, electric purple, electric pink, regal purple Petal dust: Aubergine, CC Vine, SKGI Foliage, CC Edelweiss, SKGI Daffodil mixed with magnolia, CC Violet, CK African Violet, CK Rose pink, CK Gumpaste Edible glue Egg white

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Although i used a different method than Nicholas Lodge, I did incorporate some of his ideas and methods. His classes are extremely useful!

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