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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post


Sigh, 20 years of practice, not 30. Apparently I am either terrible at math or I don't know how old I actually am!

regardless, that's pretty cool for a kid to learn how to make them like that. I make them ahead of time in white, too, it's definitely the way to go.

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by didavista View Post

Apti, where do you purchase your flowers? Those are very pretty.


There is a nearby wholesale bakery supplier that sells to hobby bakers.  The DecoPac flowers were on steep sale, so I purchased 5 boxes ($7.50 per box), even though I had no idea when or if I'd use them.  I put two of the sprays together to create the center on the cake shown on page 1 of this thread.   I doubt I could even purchase the materials for $7.50, let alone spend the time to make them.  They are beautiful sprays, about 7-1/2" long x 4-1/2" wide x 2 or 3" high. 

 

I'd like to make 8x4" round cakes with very light pastel fondant that picks up the colors in the spray, a spray of flowers, and a bling ribbon border.  Simple, fast, pretty.

 

Here is a link to a photo of the DecoPac product I purchased:

 

http://www.decopac.com/detail_7074__8-44.html

 

This is what is written on each box of GP flower sprays: 

FDA REGISTERED

Ingredients:

Confectionary Powder Sugar

Tapioca Flour

Gelatine

Potassium Sorbate

May contain colors FD and C food colors

Caution:  Flower and bouquets are bound together with food grade safe aluminum wire and florist tape.

"Cake decoration is not edible but is safe for food contact.  Decoration contains non-edible wire material; Do not eat.  Do not remove decoration(s) from wire."

post #18 of 21
Meh, ive been buying them for years. My time is more valuable to me. Heck I might want to take a nap.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

regardless, that's pretty cool for a kid to learn how to make them like that. I make them ahead of time in white, too, it's definitely the way to go.

I know this may be off topic, i was just wondering how do you color them if they want a red rose?

Do you air brush them or use dust?

Thanks for answers, this is a great idea:)

Life is a slice of cake.

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post #20 of 21
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I know this may be off topic, i was just wondering how do you color them if they want a red rose?

Do you air brush them or use dust?

Thanks for answers, this is a great idea:)

Depends on the color. Airbrushing is faster but the colors look different than dusting them. The dusts look more velvety, so if a flower needs to look waxier then the airbrushing would work. Sometimes I airbrush them them dust them after they dry to emphasize some of the tones.

post #21 of 21
Thank you, I will try this!

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