Friday, June 13, 2008

Hydrangeas

Today I'm working frantically to finish a cake for a competition on Sunday at the East End Cake Decorators Club. It's going to have five or six hydrangea blooms on the top, pink, dark pink, lilac, violet. Each bloom is made up of about 20 small flowers, all wired separately, so it's a lot of work! Of course the cake is styrofoam. I've covered it already and decorated the sides with lots of ivy leaves. When the flowers are dry I'll tape the 20 flowers together, then dust with the appropriate colour, then steam to blend the colour and give a sheen. That needs to be finished today so that the flowers can dry properly. I given this post a label "hydrangea tutorial". It's not a complete tutorial, and if you do want more information on how to make these blossoms, leave me a message please.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes please do a tuturial on these flowers? They are lovely.

Diane said...

OK, watch for the tutorial, coming soon!
Diane

Swapnil said...
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Swapnil said...

Hi Diane,

You have an amazing website...It would be great if you could do a hydrangea tutorial.....they look lovely...

Nur said...

Hi Diane, u're awesome. Good with your hands ,I should say. Is there already a turotial on the hydrangeas? I love the flowers. I saw your blog by chance, and have been hooked eversince.. I'm glad.