I’m making a baby shower cake for a church family member. The couple are adopting the sweetest little baby girl. The shower is on Saturday afternoon.
I decided to try making sugar paste flowers. I bought pre made sugar paste, and tinted it myself. I found it realtively easy to work with. I did some research and spent yesterday collecting supplies.
Can I just ask a question? How hard should it be to find a simple ball tool for gum paste in the 5th largest city in America? I can tell you it was impossible! I went to Michaels, the one and only cake decorating store im Phoenix, and even the one and only best art supply store. Nothing. I wound up using my candy thermometer! lol It worked perfectly since it was all glass.
Anyway, I’m including some pics of the flowers and leaves. I think they look good for a first time effort. I also made a gum paste blanket (saw it here, thanks for the idea!). I also bought some transfers to go around the cake. I may not use them, I’ll have to see. Maybe I’ll just make more flowers…..