Friday, July 8, 2011

Silver Center Flower Wedding Cake

This cake was a fun cake to make.  I don't make a lot of my own gumpaste flowers, but I had to make one for this cake.  The bride's wedding dress had a big flower on the waist that she wanted recreated for the cake.  I started by making my petals, still using my metal ball tool (that I love!).

The hardest part of the flower was the center.  I started with a wired gumpaste ball and coated a small section with some tylose paste.  Then I started placing silver dragees on the ball.  If it rolled around too much, I had to remove it because the silver would start coming off.  Eventually I got the whole thing covered, and it looked awesome - if I do say so myself!

99% of the time, I deliver my wedding cakes to a venue.  It's easy to get in and out of, and there's rarely anyone around with the exception of the venue staff and maybe the DJ or the florist.  But this cake went to the brides parent's house.  It was a big, beautiful house; bigger than some venues I go to.  But once we got into their driveway, things got harder.  The house was FULL of people and we found ourselves traipsing from room to room stepping over grandpa's feet and dodging little children in their Sunday best! Not all home deliveries go this way, but it's best to be prepared for it!

Here's one last closeup look at that flower with its silver dragee center!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. That flower is gorgeous!! You should do a tutorial on it :)

  2. Thanks Lydia! Once I finish doing something like this flower I always kick myself for not taking pictures at each step in the process. I'll try harder ;)

  3. This is stunning, love the flower and the addition of the silver dragee center!!


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