Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bougainvillea and Orchid cake

A cake designed around the sugar flowers

bougainvilleas, plumeria, cymbidium
This cake design came from the stenciling and applique work I have seen on several cakes on other blogs and magazines.  Adding a side design to match the sugar flowers used worked out well since I already had the cutters.

Bougainvillea cake
The top tier I wanted to keep fairly plain being so close to the sugar flowers so adding  a few bougainvillea petals and keeping them uniform made a nice simple design. The bottom tier would be the orchids with a bit more of flowing design and the addition of some color, texture and shape.   After I added the pearl borders I thought it all came together nicely...

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Gumpaste Bougainvilleas
A fun gumpaste flower to make

I finally finished the bougainvilleas for the cake I am making and took this picture of them in a vase. It took me a couple of tries to get the coloring just how I wanted it, testing it out on the extra petals I make just for sampling colors.

I am quite happy with the end result. I spent one entire morning making all the petals but I just wasn't really happy with them and thought I had wasted all my time. So, the next day I made all new petals which I used. I needed to make the leaves and I came to find out my time wasn't wasted after all with those petals I didn't like since I was able to use them as the leaves... I was pretty excited about that.