Saturday, February 6, 2010

Something Blue

The project I was working on this past week was a floral cake topper - created with a variety of sugarpaste flowers, and arranged on a dome of Styrofoam to make a bouquet. The flowers included white peonies, green and blue hydrangea, white sweet peas and freesia, filler flowers, buds and leaves. Lots of little pieces in this one!

Here are a few photos of the flowers when I first made them, but had not yet started the dusting and coloring process:





I wanted to add a little bit of blue, as this topper was designed to be used on the top tier of a large wedding cake, and a subtle "Something Blue" was an important element. A few small bouquets of pale blue hydrangea worked perfectly.

A look from the front of the bouquet - on a piece of Styrofoam for a better photo:



The flowers from the top of the bouquet:



Close-up of some of the flowers...and the topper is on a 6" Styrofoam round so I can get a good feel for how the final top tier might look:



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12 comments:

julie desmeules said...

Simply amazing...

keith said...

Lovely way to bright a rainy day, absolutely beautiful!

faithy, the baker said...

Your sugarflowers are always sooo pretty! Super beautiful and so life like!

Sarah said...

Hey, this is the first time I have spotted your blog, its beautiful and so inspirational!

That image of the bouquet is going to stick with me, utterly gorgeous!

Savannah Custom Cakes said...

Not only are your flowers beautifully made, but your composition is exceptional. Always a treat to see your work!

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

Unbeliveble beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing and showing your way..
Happy to follow your blogg ;o)

Have a nice sunday
Elin xx

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

gorgeous. you don't just make cakes, you create works of art! brilliant.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Beautiful flora display! Choice of colours are perfect!

Pei Li

Katherine said...

Very very beautiful, they are just perfect !!! You do excellent work. Do you have a tutorial on how you do those amazing peony's ? I've always wanted to try them but am not sure where to start.

Kat

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments! I appreciate it!

**Kat - I'm sorry, I don't have a peony tutorial at this time, but am working on a possible book, or DVD or web-tutorial - I get a lot of requests for peony "help"...so it will be one of the first flowers I address. Thank you for your kind words, and for your patience too!

The enchanted home said...

I am sooo blown away by your cakes, seriously to die for! All 3 here are total perfection..do you ship out of state? I guess thats hard to do as I am thinking of it.....

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Tina...thank you so much for your lovely comments!! I'm sorry I don't ship...the sugar flowers are much too fragile, so hand delivery is the only option right now. Would love to bring you a cake to celebrate your beautiful new home!! Jacqueline