Made another ombre ruffle cake for a power lady in one of the local investment banks. Vivienne, who is hosting the birthday party, chose this design, ie red ruffles after she saw the red ruffles cake I made for my friends’ birthday in February.
Another view of the cake from the top. Top tier is red velvet cake while the bottom tier is chocolate mud cake.
This brooch which added bling bling to the cake is not edible and was attached to the cake using royal icing.
My pink and red gumpaste peony.
A closer look at the red gumpaste peony and ruffles.
I am trying to make a series of gumpaste flowers using my set of tear drop cutter. You can make many different types of gumpaste flowers with this set of cutters.
In addition to the gumpaste rose, peony and ranunculus which I made for class in my previous post, I made these gumpaste anemone using cutter no 3 from the set (no 1 being the smallest). All 4 colours – yellow, purple, white and maroon.
Anemones comes in many different colours and has different number of petals and arrangement. I made 6 petals for my anemone and arranged them in a different manner.
The black ‘stamen” looked kind of messy as they are long. So, here comes my tiny pair of scissors to give my yellow anemone a little hair cut.
The other 3 anemone was spared
I like the way the veins come alive after being dusting with powdered colours.
And yes, this is the veiner that I used to vein my gumpaste anemone. It is actually meant for slipper orchid. I am glad that it works for anemone.
Conducted this gumpaste flower class in ICCA. Used a set of tear drop cutters (see picture below) to make these gumpaste flowers – rose, peony and ranunculus.
This is the sample that I made before the class. Making the gumpaste rose and peony was easy. But ranunculus was very tedious and time consuming.
And the picture of my students’ completed works was taken using my camera phone. The flowers are much more amazing than they look in this photo.