Don't get me wrong - they are still a huge favorite, and I still love making them...and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to teach them to so many lovely students all over the world!
The classic and original Petalsweet peony in white:
But recently I have been inspired to play around with how I create the petals and put them together, as well as experimenting with more color...there are quite a few gorgeous varieties of peonies out there, and I'm hoping to be able to capture a few of them in sugar (with a bit of luck and practice)...and thought I'd share some of my progress with you!
Here's the first bit of work with a peachy-toned peony with more of a ruffled edge on the petals...
Bare petals ready for color:
A bit of peach and pink petal dust:
The basic shape to the finished flower is similar, but a little more round, and the petals have a bit more of a romantic and feminine feel...and I love the soft peach and pink tones against the pop of yellow in the stamens. It's a subtle difference, but I really like it...and it's a move in the right direction for something new:
More coming soon...thanks so much for stopping by! x
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