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Sunday, February 10, 2013

(More) Adventure in Sugar Flowers

After being so busy with work and the holiday, I finally have the time to "exercise" what I have learned back in Cake Love 2012, making sugar peony from the fabulous Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet Cakes.  I even made my own gumpaste this time!  I used Nicholas Lodge's recipe. I tweaked the recipe to my liking, which using a little less tylose.  By reducing the tylose, it allow me to work a little longer which benefits novice like me, as the gumpaste doesn't dry up too fast.  I made the pistils earlier, and made some extras.  Thank God for the extras as my curious two years old thought those pretty colored pistils are drum sticks.  I managed to save 2 sets, and the rests, all the pretty pointy tips were all chipped *sad face*
I made not one, but two peonies!  I was playing with the size and colors.  One I left with no colors (first photo), and the second one, I dusted with some greens (second photo).   I really like the gumpaste as I can roll it very thin, almost paper-thin.  You can see from the second photo, the petals were almost see through as it was sun-kissed by the morning light!
Although I am quite happy with them, by no means they are perfect, I still have to make sure do tweak a few things as I make them later.  I got positive feedback from the Facebook page by friends, families, and cake friends.  The one that made my day was from Jacqueline Butler herself:
"..Your peonies are FABULOUS! Meticulously crafted and beautifully are a perfect student! Congratulations...they are really gorgeous! Jacqueline xx"
Thank you for your guidance Jacqueline!  You're a fabulous teacher, incredibly generous, patience, and kind in sharing your wealth of knowledge!  I am so privileged to have known you!