Thursday, September 20, 2012

An Edible Bouquet

I loved how this cake turned out!  I made it for a friend's mother-in-law's birthday.  (And, yes, she is in the running for "Daughter-in-law of the Year!")  I am always shocked when I see how many flowers it takes to cover a cake like this.  I thought that I was making way more than I needed.  (I was a girl scout for years so I definitely subscribe to the "be prepared" theory!)  But, in the end, I used every single blossom.  I was so glad that I had the extras because I love how full the bouquet looks.


  1. Beautiful Marj!! the flowers are gorgeous and the butterfly gave it a very especial touch. I'm sure the b-day girl loved it! :)
    And, I totally love the cake board! is it something you customized or they sell that shape?? it's so original!

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Thanks, Rosie!

    I love the flower-shaped board too. I ordered it from Global Sugar Art. It's masonite rather than cardboard so it can be re-covered and used multiple times!

  3. Hi Marj, ahhhh thank you for the masonite wood? what a great idea!! I'll have to order me some :)

    Thanks a million Marj and have a wonderful day!

    Rosie :)

  4. Yup, it's wood. I love that it's environmentally-friendly and can be re-used instead of thrown away!

  5. gorgeous, marj! ^__^

    are your flowers gumpaste? there is a lot of work in that cake!

  6. Hi, Lyndsay! Yes, the flowers are gumpaste... I love to make them, but they always take me about three times as long as I think they will! Good thing I was making this for the mother-in-law of a really good friend :)

  7. Hi
    What an amazing cake!!!
    The side of the cake made to look like stems is so effective! Is this just rolled fondant??
    I am looking to make one similar & just wondered if you put fondant undermeath the stems & flowers or just put them on to Buttercream??
    Would be grateful for your advice

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  9. Hello, Sandra!
    Yes, the stems are just rolled fondant attached to the buttercream around the sides. I made them and let them set for a few hours so they would hold their shape and then just pressed them into the buttercream.
    The flowers were also just attached to the buttercream on top. I piped buttercream leaves to fill in any gaps and to raise some of the flowers up.
    Happy caking!


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