I have always wanted to do a stained glass cake but never had a chance until now. I wanted to play around with my favorite product Flexique and my gorgeous friend Mark Degrosseilliers had come up with a new way to do lillies so I thought I woudl try it on this Bird of paradise and Parrott flower. This was my first time trying anything like this flexique but was so happy with the outcome. My flowers were super light weight and the best things is you can still bend and manipulate them for as long as you want as they will never set. They are obviously not botanically correct but for a customer cake I think they would be fabulous.
The entire cake was done using Trucolor paints which I just adore! Top tier was made using 2 different molds that are now available thru Curiaussiety cakes for anyone interested. As always Australia was my influence in design as my mum always had a garden full of these magnificent flowers and I also lived very close to the Bunya mountains for a very long time where you can go and all these lovely parrotts woudl all come and land all over you, super special, so wanted to use those things!
Of course there are a few things I want to tweak before hand but, this will be offered as a class very soon so if you want to learn this new way of doing these type of flowers stay tuned.
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