Sunday, March 15, 2009

Here Comes The Ranunculus

My day today was full of classes. I accidently booked two classes in one day so I had to go straight from one to the other. The first was a rolled fondant class at Amy Malone's School of Cake Decorating with Susan Carberry, who owns The Cake Cottage in Murieta, CA. She demonstrated several fondant techniques in addition to covering several different shaped cakes. Then I was off to Do It With Icing for a gum paste class with Tami Utley. We made the Ranunculus flower. Here is a picture of what the flower normally looks like. (I found this picture after I got back home and it's funny that my flower was the same colors. Haha)

And here is what MY flower looks like: (It was almost dusk when I got home so it was too dark to get any really good pictures.)

I have been challenged by my Chef to make 120 red hats out of gum paste for the Red Hat Society meeting on Thursday and I am a little nervous. I will let you know how it goes and post lots of pictures.

“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”


  1. I am a professional cake decorator in Australia and have never made Ranunculus and wonder if you could provide me with some tips on making them, please?

  2. What flower cutter and veiner names do you use to make this flower

  3. I used small rose petal cutters and a silk veining tool. I rolled the side of the veiner over the petal to widen the petal and add the texture.