Willow Tree

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Floral wire, Fondan, Gel colour, Vodka and royal icing What are you most proud of? The finished look and coming up with the design. What advice would you give someone starting this project? make sure the tree is stable before you start to pipe the leaves on with royal icing.

What you will need

  • Floral wire
  • Fondan
  • Gel colour
  • Vodka and royal icing

Q&A with Sally Ryan

Taticake asked:
Wonderful tree, can I ask you, it is fondant the leaves? and how did you make the trunk, I mean what did you used to make it? thank you
Sally Ryan answered:
The leaves are piped with royal icing. The trunk is floral wire shaped like a tree and coated with fondant then painted.
Pdgrovebaskets asked:
This is AMAZING! You receive my highest admiration for this creation. I'm also happy that it was for a farm'er's 70th birthday as my dad is a "gentleman" farmer in his 70s and loves running the farms along with other interests with my brother. He would just LOVE something like this on a cake. It makes it even nicer that a weeping willow is one of my all time favorite trees and this looks like a willow to me. Do you have any pictures of the entire cake for the farmer? I would give almost anything to see it.
Sally Ryan answered:
Thank you so very muc for your kind words.. I have posted a picture above of the finished cake.
kokinda572316317 asked:
That is awesome!!! But what is there to eat???
Sally Ryan answered:
you can eat all the leaves and this is intended as a cake topper.