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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 Any Occasion
Type 1 Tier
Material Fondant, Gum Paste
Style Modern
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Do you sell this cake? Yes

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Well, the stamens I purchased for the flower were so flimsy that I had to get creative with the stamens. I wound thread around my fingers, wired, clipped, and colored them. I am sure the next one will be much better. For the pattern, I used a diamond cutter. I measured and re-measured, but the pattern worked out like a puzzle when I got to the back of the cake. Therefore, I had one continuous pattern all the way around the cake.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Work a complete pattern all the way around to the back of the cake, then fill in to the top. Doing this, it is much easier to match the pattern completely before you have too much time invested in it.

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I love your flower and your cake as well. Would you please tell me what course did you take to learn how to make the cake? Thanks.

12/02/2013 Flag

The flower was from Nicholas Lodge's Classic Sugar Flowers class. My stamens were not cooperating with me so I made them out of string like Alan Dunn makes his. As far as the design for the cake, that was mine. The fondant is three colors of purple. I cut shapes with a diamond cutter, turned the pattern on its its side. I measured so much and was fortunate to be able to work it together into one continuous pattern all the way around the cake.

12/02/2013 Flag

Thanks. Great job. I love it.

12/04/2013 Flag