In Progress - Wedding Cake Topper

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Gumpaste, floral wire, food safe gel colors, various forming tools - As taught in Jacqueline Butler's Handcrafted Sugar Flowers course. Topper requires some finishing touches that will be done at the venue. This project was more advanced for my skill level, but may be easier for others with more experience. What are you most proud of? I finished!! :-) What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you anticipate needing a certain number of flower buds, for instance, make that many and then some more! It was helpful to have a good selection of flowers of varying sizes to choose from when creating the topper. If you're like me (and I don't have much experience at designing toppers) I create as I go.

What you will need

  • Gum Paste

Q&A with SugarArtBySusan

Kaylee Grodin asked:
What a gorgeous bouquet!!
SugarArtBySusan answered:
Thank you so much!!
sugarshack asked:
SugarArtBySusan answered:
Thank you!
boladeduro asked:
SugarArtBySusan answered:
Thank you!
ribana cristescu asked:
very nice work, finishing very good, you've got a great eye for colors in all your cakes , very well done !
SugarArtBySusan answered:
Thank you!
vmeakins802084 asked:
This is a truly beautiful topper, very well designed. However, on such a small and symetrical cake it looks a bit off balance. Probably looks better from and different view. How would it look to center the bouquet a bit more and trail the stephanotis down the side just a bit more?
SugarArtBySusan answered:
Thanks for your comments and perspective! The bride and groom specifically requested off-center. My inspiration was one of Jacqueline Butler's off-center designs. Thanks again for taking a look and offering your feedback.

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