Make-a-Cake Series: Cut-out Flowers
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Do you find yourself thinking “How do they do that?” or “I could never do that!”
I think that same thing!
I have not reached the level yet where I am brave/patient enough to master flower art.
However, I create some simple cut-out flowers for my cakes, that create such a fun detail.
First, is a five petal cut out.
Roll out your gumpaste and cut out your flowers.
Lightly press the flower in a small forming cup. Let it sit for 5 min to get a round shape.
Remove the flower and set aside until dry (12-24 hours).
Pipe a dot in the center with buttercream.
Spin the tool until it makes a cup in the middle of the flower.
Set the flower aside to dry for 12-24 hours.
Using the two larger cutters, cut out your flowers in different colors.
Place the larger flower in a large forming cup.
Let the flower sit for 5 minuets to get it shape. Move it aside and let dry for 12-24 hours.
So fast and easy!
Fourth, is the poppy flower.
This was inspired by Ashley’s Satin Flower Headbands.
I thought they were SO cute! I want one in every color!
I actually made these edible flowers with a few less layers than the headbands.
(You could make this flower with more layers if you wanted to. I’m sure it would be beautiful!)
I cut out gumpaste circles in three sizes.
I didn’t like the size of the small circle cutter so I used a piping tip.
(It was tip 1M)
TIP** the gumpaste will need to be rolled out fairly thin for this flower.
This will start to thin out the edges of the circle and curl some of them up.
Now go back and spend a little more time going over a few spots on the circle to get them to lift up.
Then place the large circle on your large forming cup, to give it more shape.
Now place your medium circle on the forming foam and repeat the same steps. Then, attach it to the larger circle with a little bit of water and then repeat the steps with the smaller circle.
When your “petals” are all stacked up, use you fingers and pull the edges up if needed to get the look you want. Adjust just how you like it.
There is no right or wrong way. In fact, the more different and unique each petal, the better.
Next, cut little stamens pretty short and insert them into the center of the flower.
(these are not edible–so warn the person eating your flowers)
Let the flower sit in the cup for 5 minutes before you move it and work on the next flower.
Let them dry for 12-14 hours.
She is ready for the party!
(Did I just make that cupcake a “she”? I think I am too attached! At least I didn’t give her a name!)