Making gumpaste flowers is, for me, a very zen experience. From coloring the paste, to rolling, cutting, forming, wrapping and tinting, everything is relaxing and satisfying.
Here are the results:
|My first large flower with some little blossoms|
|Starting to put together a collection|
|My first Lilly|
|The cake for the final class|
|The spray on the cake|
The cake is a lemon/orange sour cream cake, based on the WASC recipe. I filled it with the same buttercream I used under the fondant, which was made with 50% butter and also flavored with the same lemon/orange combination. Fondant is vanilla marshmallow fondant slightly tinted with leaf green gel color.
It took two hours to assemble the final spray using every one of my taped and tinted blossoms. This time also included assembling the stargazer lilies. One lily is shown in the photos, but I added the second on the top looking towards the back of the cake.
Now I am looking for an excuse to do it again.