Created by: Flutterby Baker
Project

Gold Flower and Fruit Cake

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I made this cake for Cake International competition in London. I really wanted to include dahlia's and succulents after watching Nicholas' gorgeous Modern Sugar Flowers class. I used edible gold leaf and dahlia's, succulents, blackberries, ivy, rosemary and hypericum berries. This was the first time I've entered a competition and I received a bronze award.

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Flutterby Baker made Gold Flower and Fruit Cake with:

Mastering Modern Sugar Flowers

Online Class

Mastering Modern Sugar Flowers

with Nicholas Lodge

  • Fondant

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I made this cake for Cake International competition in London. I really wanted to include dahlia's and succulents after watching Nicholas' gorgeous Modern Sugar Flowers class. I used edible gold leaf and dahlia's, succulents, blackberries, ivy, rosemary and hypericum berries. This was the first time I've entered a competition and I received a bronze award.

Q&A with Flutterby Baker

SelviS asked:
So beautiful....love the colour of the dahlia! How did you achieve this colour?
Flutterby Baker answered:
Thank you very much! The dahlia's look slightly darker in the photo than in real life but I coloured the gum paste with ruby and burgundy and then dusted the petals with burgundy and chocolate to make them a deeper colour.
pcolo2350510 asked:
Did you use a silicone mould to make the amazing gold leaves on your fantastic cake, and what brand of gold did you colour it with please?
Flutterby Baker answered:
Hello, no I didn't use a mould for the gold leaves. I applied edible gold leaf onto wafer paper and used a craft punch to cut the shape out. I followed Stevi Auble's technique on the Delicate Wafer Flowers course on Craftsy.