Cosmos psyche rose Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Cosmos psyche rose
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 5
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1. Making the leaves and petals

This cake requires a large number of leafs and petals so watch how Paul rolls out his florist paste until it’s see-through, then cuts and shapes a number of petals, leaves and buds.

NOTE: Paul ends up using 2 large flowers and 8 small, each have 8 petals.

For the complete project go to 6-Tier Pink Cascade

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2. Painting the leaves and petals

Choosing the right colours is crucial to achieve the overall look you are aiming to achieve. Paul goes for pinks and golds, but this is where you can link in the bridal colours to come up with your own adaptation.

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3. Making the flower centres

Time to start the flowers. Paul starts by creating a lot of centres using wires, florist paste and a cool technique to make sure that they stay in place, but still giving a floral finish. Check out how Paul finishes them off at the start of Lesson 9.

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4. Wiring the flowers

You know that you are getting close to seeing the results of all your hard work when you start to put the flowers together. Be careful here as the leaves will be brittle and you probably don’t have much colour left to create new ones in the same shade.

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5. Adding the flowers

This is where the artistry comes in and you get to see the fruits of all your hard work. As Paul is using a dummy cake he just pops the flowers into the cake, but when using real cake or a competition piece you must ensure that you use posy picks or small straws to avoid any cross-contamination.

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