Friday, March 19, 2010

Sugar Flowers & A Secret...

I've got a you want to know what it is? Well I don't know if I can tell you just quite yet, but I will leave you with a few hints so you will have to check back at the end of the weekend when the secret is revealed! I've been working on a really really really big project this week and it involves butter (I mean LOTS of BUTTER...enought BUTTER to make Paula Dean proud!), SUGAR (one of my favorite baking ingredients) and flowers! So to tempt you a little bit I will leave you with some pictures of some of the cutest and pretty simple fondant and gum paste flowers I learned how to make this week!

I am currently taking my 2nd Wilton cake decorating class and it is all about Fondant & Gum Paste. Fondant I have used before, but only on a few occasions and gum paste I had never used until the other day! Wow it is amazing the things you can make with this stuff! This pink flower above is called the "fantasy flower" and is made using heart shape cookie cutters...who whould have thought something so simple could turn into something so beautiful!

Here are some simple daisies. I just love these gum paste flowers. With the first day of Spring starting tomorrow, I can envision using these on cakes and cupcakes in a wide variety of fun and vibrant colors!

Here's a carnation. Such a delicate flower full of layers and ruffles. This flower is a little more tricky to make than the others, I was having trouble getting my edges to ruffle up to create the layering effect.

And who doesn't love a calla lily. This flower is also made using a heart shape cookie cutter. I love the simplicity and elegance of this flower.

I'm thinking about doing a flower tutorial sometime soon so I can show you how to make each of these flowers step by step. Anyone interested?

Well I must get back to my BIG project in the kitchen...and it involves one of the flowers you have just seen. Any thoughts as to which flower is going to be featured in the biggest baking project to ever take place in my kitchen, well then leave me a comment and let me know!

Don't forget to check back by the end of the weekend when the big and hopefully successful project is revealed! I'm getting a little nervous!

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. YES PLEASE!!! I would love a flower tutorial! I always say I am going to learn to make them, but with a full time job at night, two little kids, and a full course load at school...who has time?


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