TUTORIAL: My Version of Two-Toned Petals
Hi Everyone! Here is my first EVER tutorial so bear with me if it’s not perfect or if the pics are fuzzy/out of focus. Any feedback would be great and I would love to know if it was helpful in anyway or what specifics may need improving. Hope it is helpful! ~ Thanks Violet!
I came up with these two-toned petals after seeing rather pretty layered fantasy flowers on cakes but had only ever seen them done in a single tone. So I thought it would be great if I could come up with something that used TWO or more colours so the petals would have some contrast and pop. I’m sure using two-toned petals is not TOTALLY original but I’ve never seen it done this way before. It’s not exactly like quilling either (which a lot have mentioned it looks like) but it is similar I guess! I first used these on my Valentino Inspired Black & White Ruffle cake in October.
The tutorial on my Facebook page shows two different methods of making these petals and gives detailed descriptions. The method I have here is the first way I’d ever done it but found that it tends to produce cutoffs because I trim the petals after, as they end up a bit too tall which I feel does not show off the two-toned effect as nicely. So I came up with a second method that produces prettier, cleaner petals with less wastage. You can always leave the petals and not trim them but this will result in taller petals which may not look as clean on the cake nor show off the two tones as well.
More detailed tutorial available here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-violet-cake-shop/tutorial-my-version-of-two-toned-petals/10152247804448814.
There are sure to be other, even more efficient methods of doing this but this is how I do them. I use this method when doing two shades of the same colour rather than two different colours altogether since I can always mix the cutoffs into a third shade. It doesn’t work so well for two different colours though.
Note: If you don’t have oval cutters, these can work just as well with circle cutters but the result will be stubbier petals that are not as elongated looking.
You can use these petals in different ways…here are just a few ways I’ve used them but the possibilities are endless and I will post more versions after I reveal my Christmas cake!
As promised, here is my Christmas Ranunculus & Silver Reindeer cake with two other ways you can use the petals – to make the wreath topper and the Christmas tree decal on the bottom tier – Enjoy!
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