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Purple Perfection Peony

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Classic Sugar Flowers: Peony, Anemone, Tulip taught by Nicholas Lodge

Make your cakes petal-perfect with instruction from Nicholas Lodge, sugar artist extraordinaire.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Peony in a pot
Cake Decorating
My first Peony
Cake Decorating
Gumpaste Anemone
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Category Cake Decorating
Material Gum Paste
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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 changed my peony to have a centre and used different cutters, Nicholas Lodge's tutorial was extremely useful. He gives detailed instructions and takes care to teach everything including helpful secrets. Watch the entire class.

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05/15/2013 Flag

Thank you!

05/17/2013 Flag

So elegant

05/18/2013 Flag

May I say what a beautiful cake, the Peony flower will be my next challenge. Craftsy Cake Decoration is the club for me, there are so many ideas and inspirations, thank you for giving me this inspiration

05/19/2013 Flag