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Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite blossoms!

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!

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The cherry blossoms take my breathe away!

Cherry Blossom Cake:

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Fair warning edible painting can be addicting!


  • 1/4 angle shader,Scharff
  • #4 round brush, Scharff
  • Palatte
  • Foam plate
  • Brush Basin
  • Pasta machine
  • Christmas rose cutter,TT
  • Christmas rose veiner,SKGI
  • Dresend tool. Fmm
  • Celstick
  • Celpad
  • 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
learn how to hand paint cakes

Rose blossom Recipe courtesy of 5th Avenue Cake designs

The tiers are filled with a Crème Frâiche Cherry Blossom.

learn how to hand paint cakes

This recipe is sinfully delicious..Courtesy 5th Avenue Cake Designs!

 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

learn how to hand paint cakes

Sydney and I found blue cherry blossoms.. They were amazing!

I would love to see your hand painted cakes and post your photos to my Facebook page  (giving you credit and a link)!

learn how to hand paint cakes

My niece wants me to create this cherry blossom cake for her birthday this summer!

Try to go to a Cherry Blossom Festival.. You won’t be disappointed!

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