Wilton says… Mum’s the word.March 30, 2008 at 3:20 PM | Posted in decor, wilton | 19 Comments
Tags: gumpaste flowers
Today was my 3rd class of Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste and I spent 2 hours on my Sunday morning making gumpaste flowers – chrysanthemum, daisy and fantasy flower.
We started with the chrysanthemum first. I think its b/c it took the longest to make. You make a base and add about 5-6 layers to create the ruffled petals made from circle cutters. It didn’t look hard from the book but when I started attempting it, it was probably the hardest flower for me. I love the pink edible glitter that lines the outer edges of each layer. So dainty.
Its propped up on some tissue paper while it dries
Next came the daisy. This was MUCH easier. You basically rolled out gumpaste to about 1/16″ thickness and cut out 2 daisy patterns with a daisy cutter and stagger them on top of each other. I decided to make the traditional yellow center for one and then a pink center for the other one. Too bad I ran out of pink glitter since I went a little crazy on the chrysanthemum so my pink daisy center isn’t as “pink” as it could be. The pink daisy –> Nikki. ILM. IATOY. ((H+L))
The last flower was the fantasy flower. Its a multiple layer flower that you use heart cutters to make. Kind of ingenius b/c you use different size cupcake liners to shape it.
Right now its still in the cupcake tin and liner along with tissue paper to mold the petals but check back later for the finished picture. After the gumpaste hardened and the mold is set, it reminds me of a water lily.
I can’t believe I am one class away from completing the Wilton 4 course cake decorating class. My teacher sounded so somber when she greeted me at the beginning of class with that incredible fact. Had it really been 4 months already? wow. I know there is so much more to learn in cake decorating but in the Wilton world I’ve almost at the end.
Stay tuned next week for my last Wilton cake final… sniff.
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