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Peony Wedding Cake

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Vintage Cakes, Modern Methods taught by Colette Peters

Adorn your cakes with brush-embroidery flowers, golden filigree and cameo embellishments with cake artist Colette Peters.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Material Gum Paste
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Assorted cupcakes and 6" cutting cake. Cutting cake made with 3 layers of white cake with raspberry filled and white chocolate frosting. Handmade peony on top of cake.

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What are you most proud of? The peony, because during the busy holidays, I only have 2 days to make this cake and cupcakes from start to finish. And this is my first time to make peony, I was a little nervous at first but it turned out beautiful.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take Colette's course, she can show us how to make difficult work simple...she is a great teacher.

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Your cake is very pretty. Can you give me the recipe for the white chocolate frosting?

01/06/2013 Flag

Hi Nannygoat123,

01/09/2013 Flag

No problem, this is one of my all time favorite frostings. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened. 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar. 6 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled. 3-5 tablespoons whipping cream. Directions: @1 In a large bowl, beat the butter and confectioners sugar at low speed until fluffy. @2 Add in melted white chocolate and whipping cream (start with 3 tablespoons and add in more to achieve desired consistency). @3 Beat in high speed for 3-4 mins, scraping the bowl with a spatular. Enjoy!!

01/09/2013 Flag

Love your peony

01/08/2013 Flag

Thank you!!

01/09/2013 Flag

You did a wonderful, beautiful job, if that's your first peony it gives me hope. I bought her class but haven't done it at home yet. Thought about buying the peony cutters but thought could I do it with some other cutters. But looking at your first try is inspirational. So glad you posted your work.

01/09/2013 Flag

Thank you sweetandsalty, I thought of over a year to decided buy the peony cutters after taking Colette course. I think it worth it, the bride was so happy with the cake and I had so much compliment with my peony flower. Just want you to know I did something different then Colette. I also bought the peony flower veiner and used it on the flower, Colette didn't mention about the veiner in her course but I wanted my flower show more detail so I bought James Rosselle's Peony Petal Veiner the same time, as I think you can tell it show the difference from my flower in the picture and I like my result. Also Colette used chocolate egg mold for drying the peony petals, because I didn't have the mold so I used oval Chinese soup spoons to dry the petals, I think that work too!! Please give it a try, everybody have their first try right? I know you can do it!!

01/09/2013 Flag

Thank you sweetandsalty, I thought of over a year to decided buy the peony cutters after taking Colette course. I think it worth it, the bride was so happy with the cake and I had so much compliment with my peony flower. Just want you to know I did something different then Colette. I also bought the peony flower veiner and used it on the flower, Colette didn't mention about the veiner in her course but I wanted my flower show more detail so I bought James Rosselle's Peony Petal Veiner the same time, as I think you can tell it show the difference from my flower in the picture and I like my result. Also Colette used chocolate egg mold for drying the peony petals, because I didn't have the mold so I used oval Chinese soup spoons to dry the petals, I think that work too!! Please give it a try, everybody have their first try right? I know you can do it!!

01/09/2013 Flag

Thank you sweetandsalty, I thought of over a year to decided buy the peony cutters after taking Colette course. I think it worth it, the bride was so happy with the cake and I had so much compliment with my peony flower. Just want you to know I did something different then Colette. I also bought the peony flower veiner and used it on the flower, Colette didn't mention about the veiner in her course but I wanted my flower show more detail so I bought James Rosselle's Peony Petal Veiner the same time, as I think you can tell it show the difference from my flower in the picture and I like my result. Also Colette used chocolate egg mold for drying the peony petals, because I didn't have the mold so I used oval Chinese soup spoons to dry the petals, I think that work too!! Please give it a try, everybody have their first try right? I know you can do it!!

01/09/2013 Flag

Thanks I'm going to try it out I will let you know how it turns out.

01/09/2013 Flag

its beautiful

03/05/2014 Flag