Sugar peony... with a side of cake!

Project Description

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: http://thecakeblog.com/2013/08/diy-stenciled-lace-tutorial.html 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). 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.

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Q&A with kitstar

rubyroo asked:
Magnificent cake!Your flower is beautiful :)
kitstar answered:
Thanks so much! =D
patricias1519301 asked:
I love your cake! Nice job!
kitstar answered:
Thanks so much =D