Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Even More Peonies...

Wow! More and more peonies...it's wonderful to me how many people are just as in love with this flower as I am! I cannot get enough of them...in all colors...and all shapes and sizes!

Here is another cake topper made with an open peony and bud, hydrangeas, filler flowers and buds, and lots of luscious green leaves. I have worked with this color palette before, and really love it! Peaches, pinks, greens and creamy-white...all set against a background of dark chocolate:







Thank you so much for stopping by!

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21 comments:

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

Stunning as allways Jacqueline :o)
Your colour choise is perfeckt.
Have a nice week.
Elin

Sugarpink Icing said...

Beautiful peonies, luv yr work!

SweetThingsTO said...

Aside from stunningly perfect flowers - your cake plates are gorgeous! I'd love to see your whole collection - wouldn't that be an awesome photo! :-)

Donatella said...

How wonderful!!! our peony are just gorgeous!

Donatella

Jacqueline said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Juanita - I think I just might take that photo of all of my cake stands!! Great idea!

Sugar Penguin said...

Jacqueline, thank you so much for the amazing tutorial you posted in your wonderful blog. You are one super talented sugar artist! I really admire all your works...
Thank you again!

Brandy L said...

Gorgeous flowers! I think you should do a tutorial on the big flower. :D

polkadotscupcakefactory said...

Very pretty!

cindy said...

I think YOU could teach this design to Ron!!

Ivone said...

Jackie, thank you for your kind words in our blog! I'm very humbled.. Hopefully I will be able to see you in CA soon to take some of your classes!

The enchanted home said...

Hi enjoyed this post so much posted it on my posts to ponder today..well done!

Annie H. said...

WOW I am blown away, cannot believe your talent....found you through enchanted home blog. I am your new follower, you are amazing.

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you so much Tina for sharing my work with your readers on your blog The Enchanted Home...so appreciated! And thank you for your lovely comment, Annie...great to have you here! Jacqueline x

Ivy Clad said...

Wow!! Your cakes are amazing! I too found your blog through Tina at Enchanted Home. So happy to "meet" you and be a new follower!

-Keri

mwaxter said...

I am blown away, I found you through enchanted homes's blog that featured your cakes.I wish you were in Georgia...my 45th birthday is on the horizon and I am plannig a big dinner at my house, what I would give to have one of your cakes for dessert!! She wasn't kidding about how amazing these are.! Do you have a bakery or business? You are one talented lady, these cakes are dreamy!

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you so much Keri! Great to connect with you too...Jacqueline

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you very much mwaxter! So appreciate your lovely message. Wish I could get a cake to you for your 45th...I do not have a bakery, but currently use commercial space when I am making cakes. I spend most of my time traveling and teaching the art of sugar flowers. Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,

Stunning!!! For this particular flower cake topper, did you insert the flowers into the cake using a flower pick? Or did you arrange the flowers into styrfoam and add it on top of the cake?

H

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thanks so much! The peony was made on a wooden skewer and was stuck straight into the cake. I added a small ring of fondant under the peony and arranged all the buds, fillers and leaves in the fondant. No styrofoam for this one as it would be too much extra work. x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! And thank you for answering Jackie! Just one more question - The peony was on a skewer but I assume there were wires for all the petals that had to be arranged/wrapped around the skewer - So the wires will still be around the skewers?! Did you wrap them using dental floss, cut the wires below the the floss and then add a ring of fondant? So that the wires don't touch the cake itself?

Thank you!
H

Jacqueline Butler said...

The wires are taped around the skewer...and I just put the whole thing into the cake. I wear gloves when I tape for this type of situation, and you can trim the wires back a bit. If you cut the wires completely off below the floss then the petals would all fall off. If you don't want the tape in the cake, you can also use a plastic flower pik to hold the stem. That will be partially anchored into the cake. If you re-create this peony flower topper I'd love to see it...be sure to let me know!