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Sugar peony... with a side of cake!

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Created in this Craftsy class

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
Gumpaste Peony
Cake Decorating
Gumpaste Anemone
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Type 1 Tier
Material Fondant, Gum Paste, Buttercream
Style Elegant, Classic, Traditional, Simple
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I mostly followed Chef Lodge's instructions for the peony (thank you for a wonderful, wonderful class!), using Jennifer Dontz cutters but I think I will buy the set he uses as I like the shape of his petals more. It's a bit of a fantasy peony as I dusted the tips just slightly for a blush of pink (the cake was meant to have a touch of pink but I stupidly rolled the fondant so thin the chocolate underneath started to show - idiot!). The instructions for the cake can be found here:

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What are you most proud of? The peony working out, and finally (after messing up 3/4 of the cake) figuring out how to use my PME 0 tip without it clogging (the right 1/3 of the cake was done in a Wilton 1 and the difference is quite noticeable).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Put the wired petals down and walk away from them until they are completely DRY. Don't be like me and start playing with them prematurely - they will lose their stick to the wire quickly if not completely dry.

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Magnificent cake!Your flower is beautiful :)

05/16/2014 Flag

Thanks so much! =D

05/19/2014 Flag

I love your cake! Nice job!

05/28/2014 Flag

Thanks so much =D

05/28/2014 Flag