Hydrangea Flowers Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Hydrangea Flowers
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy Cake Decorating | Cakeflix - Beginner Level Courses
HD Lessons: 2
Decorating time: 35 Minutes
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1. Making the Flowers

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2. Finishing the Flowers

The Hydrangea is a beautiful flower that just bursts with colour and just has that summer feeling. With such a natural explosion of flowering colour it was always going to be a challenge to replicate using sugarcraft. On this Hydrangea flowers cake tutorial on CakeFlix you will learn everything you need to create this amazing flower.

However with some excellent cutters and vein impressions Paul has created excellent Hydrangea flowers on this cake tutorial on CakeFlix, which is suitable for any summer wedding cake. With the array of colours to choose from it makes for an easy flower to match with the bridesmaids dresses.
As always there are different ways to make the Hydrangea and the effect can largely be down to the time you spend on it, but let Paul guide you through the techniques needed to create the flower and you will find your own style to get the design you want.

Hydrangea Flower

The hydrangea is a genus of flowering plants native to Asia and North and South America. It is known for its large, showy flowers, which come in a variety of colors, including blue, pink, white, and purple. Hydrangeas are popular ornamental plants, and they are often used in gardens and landscapes.

Characteristics of Hydrangea Flowers

  • Shape: Hydrangea flowers are typically round or ball-shaped.
  • Size: The flowers can range in size from small to large, with some varieties producing flowers that are up to 12 inches in diameter.
  • Color: Hydrangeas come in a wide range of colors, including blue, pink, white, purple, and red. The color of the flowers can be affected by the pH of the soil.
  • Bloom time: Hydrangeas typically bloom in the summer and fall.

Popular Varieties of Hydrangeas

There are many different varieties of hydrangeas, each with its own unique characteristics. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla): This is the most common type of hydrangea. It is known for its large, showy flowers.
  • Panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata): This type of hydrangea produces long, conical clusters of flowers.
  • Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens): This type of hydrangea has smaller flowers than the bigleaf and panicle hydrangeas. It is known for its long blooming period.

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia): This type of hydrangea has unique, oak-shaped leaves.

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Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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