Pretty little flower basket

Last night I finished my flower icing course. I’m sad it’s over as I really enjoyed it. We learnt how to make pulled flowers, roses, leaves and how to make a basket out of petal paste. The result is really pretty and would look great on a celebration cake. I went for a citrus colour scheme to try and match the colours of the Autumn leaves outside my window. Petal paste dries out really fast, so you have work quickly and roll it out very thinly to get it to resemble anything that looks remotely like a petal. The flowers are stuck into the basket by using a big blob of Regal icing inside so that you can position and re-position the flowers and leaves until you get an arrangement you like. Petal paste is more expensive than Regal icing but I recommend a play with it if you want to make something with really thin parts.

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