Cherry blossoms have a delicate and mysterious presence. They bloom in early spring and the aroma the blossoms give is enticing. They are perfect blossoms for wedding cakes, you can add them to almost any sugar spray for an extra special touch, they also are perfect as the central focus, or awesome as an accent to hand painted cakes.
I chose to combine two of favorite cake decorating techniques flower paste cherry blossoms and hand painting cakes. When I began this cake I researched the cherry blossom in order to create a lifelike flower (both sugar and panted). I was surprise to learn the calyx and hip are dark pink and green with the majority colour being dark pink. The stamens of the blossom are higher than then the petals.
With Cherry Blossom season starting Friday I thought we would have fun creating a Cherry Blossom Cake. Here is my video tutorial teaching how to hand paint the cherry blossom and create sugar cherry blossoms.
This is the first post of two: Hand Painting Cherry Blossoms.
The Sugar Cherry Blossoms Tutorial video will be later this week!
Cherry Blossom Cake:
- 1/4 angle shader,Scharff
- #4 round brush, Scharff
- Foam plate
- Brush Basin
- Pasta machine
- Christmas rose cutter,TT
- Christmas rose veiner,SKGI
- Dresend tool. Fmm
- Jasmine cutter, Fmm for calyx
- Grove board,CC
- Cosmetic sponge
- 26 gauge wire
- 24 gauge wire
- 20 tauge wire
- Brown floral tape
- Primrose cuttter, OP
- Small Stamens
- Brushes for dusting
- Angle tweezers
- Small palate knife
- Small Spikes
- Cake turntable
- One square cake drum covered in fondant
- Food Paste
- Baby Pink,Sf
- Bright white,SF
- Dark Brown
- Plum Petal dust,SF
- Baby Pink petal dust,SF
- Fairy Pink, CC
- Egg white
- Cooled boiled water
- Piping Gel
- Fondant, to cover cake
The tiers are filled with a Crème Frâiche Cherry Blossom.
Prepare your mise en place and food paste ( depending on the brand of food paste you might want to add a bit of white to lighten the pink).
You will need to cover and tier your cake a day ahead to dry.
I like to place a styrene plate in my painting plate. I use the One Stroke method to paint my blossoms.
The complete HD Cherry Blossom Cake Hand Painting with tips and tricks video 32 minutes.
To see how I created the the gumpaste cherry blossoms visit Sugar Cherry Blossoms Wedding Tutorial
I would love to see your hand painted cakes and post your photos to my Facebook page (giving you credit and a link)!
Try to go to a Cherry Blossom Festival.. You won’t be disappointed!
In the recipe above for the Rose Blossom Cake, you have one item that mentions “9 grams/2 teaspoons” (3rd ingredient listing) but it doesn’t say what the ingredient is….. Could you please let us know what ingredient that is supposed to be? Thanks!
9 grams /2teaspoons baking powered.