Flower Arranging Part 2 – Dahlia Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Flower Arranging Part 2 – Dahlia
with Ashwini Sarabhai
Skill level: Advanced Cake Decorating | CakeFlix - Skill Level Courses
HD Lessons: 16
Decorating time: 6 hours (Excluding drying time required for the petals and leaves)
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1. Lesson 1- Dahlia Base

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to make the base for the Dahlia and cover it with gumpaste.

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2. Dahlia Petal Layer 1

Ashwini now starts making and attaching the first layer of petals to the base.

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3. Dahlia Petal Layer 2

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to dust the base and also to create petals for Layer 2.

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4. Dahlia Petal Layer 3

Here we see how to dust the earlier layers attached and to create the layer 3 petals and attach them.

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5. Dahlia Petal Layer 4

Ashwini now creates and attaches Petal layer 4, dusting them as she works.

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6. Wiring the petals

In this lesson, Ashwini shows her quick and easy way of wiring the outer layer petals.

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7. Dusting

Dusting gives life to a flower. Here Ashwini shows how she dusts the Dahlia petals to make them look real.

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8. Dahlia Calyx

Ashwini now works on the Calyx for the flower.

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9. Assembling the flower

Here Ashwini shows us how to attach the petals and calyx to the flower and give finishing touches to make it look more real.

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10. Flower arrangement basics

In this Lesson, Ashwini briefs us about the basics of flower arranging and care to be taken while working on a cake.

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11. Creating clusters

As a pre-work to creating a beautiful floral arrangement on the cake, Ashwini creates smaller clusters of flowers and foliage.

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12. Arranging the clusters

Ashwini now shows how she inserts these clusters in the cake and adds in elements to fill in the gaps.

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13. Other Ideas

Ashwini shares some other ideas arranging the flowers.

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14. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about pricing these flowers.

Sugar Flower Arranging part 2 – Dahlia Flowers

Wedding and special occasion cakes get a beautiful look and grace when adorned with flowers. There are many ways in which Flowers can be arranged on cakes. In this two-part class, renowned Cake and Sugar Flower Artist, Ashwini Sarabhai, will show us how to make some of these flowers and arrange them on a cake.

In the earlier Part 1 of this two part tutorial, we learnt how to make the gorgeous white Gardenias and lovely Blueberries and leaves. We now continue with Part 2 of the Tutorial.

Part 2 consists of a detailed Dahlia along with technique to arrange all the flowers on a cake. These beautiful, large flowers are perfect for focal flowers in any arrangement. 

In this class, we will also see how to form the flowers and foliage into an arrangement and put on the cake.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Making the beautiful Dahlia centre and wired petals
  • Perfect and detailed dusting with petal dusts to give a realistic look to the flower
  • Creating clusters for arranging flowers on the cake
  • Assembling all elements together
  • and much, much more!

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Ashwini Sarabhai

Ashwini Sarabhai

An award winning cake artist, Ashwini, is the name behind “The Dream Cakes”. She has been working on Cake Art for more than a decade and her style of decorating cakes is unique and has been acknowledged across the globe.   She is an Approved Teacher by the prestigious International Cake Exploration Society, ICES An innovator, she is the Pioneer to have started India’s first Online Cake Academy in 2012 and since then she has trained thousands of students in Virtual demonstrations and workshops. Apart from her own academy, The Dream Cakes, Ashwini’s Tutorials have also been featured and are a part of the Cakeflix and Sugar Street Studios – Cake Decorating Academies in the UK. Along with this, she has also held classes and demonstrations at various Cake shows.   She was also instrumental in launching Sugar Magazine, India’s first cake art magazine to showcase and promote the immense talent in India. She has been awarded the Top 10 Cake Artist in India by Cake Masters Magazine, UK for 2 years in a row, 2017 and 2018.   Ashwini was also the finalist in the prestigious Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2018 and 2019, aka Cake Oscars, in the Sugar Flowers Category.   She has been on the judging panel for Cake awards and competitions across the globe (Indian Cake Awards, Top 100 India Homebakers Awards, ByBora International Online Competition and many more ). She has been featured in many National/International magazines, newspapers and TV Shows. Ashwini was a part of the team of Artists to work on the Incredible India Welcome display at Cake International, Birmingham, UK - 2019.   Diversifying and making use of her experience and knowledge, she has entered the product manufacturing segment and has successfully launched a first of its kind in the world, unique and versatile product named ShineLine. This is a ready to use metallic piping gel which aims at making work easy and brilliant for a cake decorator.
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