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Navy and Ivory Wedding Cake

Created in this Craftsy Course

The Ultimate Sugar Rose taught by Nicholas Lodge

Whether you're a budding cake artist or a full-blown pastry professional, your sugar rose skills will blossom under Nicholas Lodge's expert guidance.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Material Gum Paste
Jenny Mulhall on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Nicholas Lodge's gorgeous flower paste recipe, toothpicks and pearls for the roses. The cake is red velvet with vanilla bean cream cheese (bottom tier), chocolate with salted caramel buttercream (middle tier) and lemon with lemon cream cheese (top tier)

Jenny Mulhall on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I'm glad I tried Nicholas' technique of making one of each of the six stages of the rose; from tight bud to full bloom. I've made roses before, for Communion cakes, etc but this technique worked so beautifully for this cake. If I have one regret, it's that I made my leaves rather flat, instead of having them curl realistically against the cake. Next time... :)

Jenny Mulhall on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Dont hesitate to try it! You'll surprise yourself! My roses aren't nearly as good as they can be with practice but I now have an excellent flower paste recipe and techique to work with. I'm lookig forward to buying as many classes as the peerless Nicholas Lodge will record! Happy rose making! :)

Jenny Mulhall on craftsy.com

Hi Jenny First of all thank you for your sweet words ! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class and learnt a lot from it ! Secondly well done on the cake its stunning ! Beautiful roses and great job on the arrangement of flowers on the cake ! You should be very proud of what you created ? Continued happy flower making Sweet wishes N x

02/22/2013 Flag

Oh, thank you! :)

02/22/2013 Flag

Incredible work! What an absolutely beautiful piece! Just wish you had a better photo!Thanks for sharing, joana

02/23/2013 Flag

Thank you Joana! :)

03/01/2013 Flag

I love how the flowers drape around the cake. I also wish it was a better photo.

03/11/2013 Flag

Hello. Did you place each rose individually on the cake or did you make a few sprays? Thank you

08/08/2013 Flag

Stacy; I made each rose onto a cocktail stick and placed them individually. I have made cascade cakes before with sprays of flowers but the Bride wanted a clean, full cascade and that can be hard to achieve with sprays without making individual 'filler' blooms also. The Bride gave a sugar rose to some of her guests, which I thought was a sweet touch.

08/09/2013 Flag