Lilac tulip Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Lilac tulip Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial
with Robert Haynes
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 9
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1. Making the tulip leaves part one

For the full tutorial see Lilac Wonder Tulip

In this lesson, Robert shows us the first stage of creating the tulip leaves. Robert doesn’t use any cutters when making leaves as he likes the freedom of using a sharp knife and creating any size or shape he likes. It’s good skill to learn and one that will save you money. A handy tool he uses is a small metal wired brush that he uses to create veins in the leaf.

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2. Making the glaze and the stamens

In this lesson, Robert shows us how to make the fantastic glaze that can be adapted to create different finishes.

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3. Dusting the leaves and the stamens

Here Robert shows us how to mix up specific dust to create lovely realistic tones for the leaves, and then demonstrates using special brush techniques to get the best results. It’s always a good idea to do this before shaping the leaf and allowing it to dry. He then goes on to show us how to colour the stamens which will add a whole new level of realism to the overall look. Robert then glazes it which seals in all the colours. The glaze recipe is detailed on the ingredients section, as well as demonstrated in another lesson within this tutorial.

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4. Making the pistils and the petals

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5. Dusting the petals

In this lesson Robert shows us how to dust the petals using a mixture of various colours to create beautifully realistic tones. Robert advises using white or cream paste when making them, as there is the temptation to use coloured paste to make dusting easier. The opposite is true however, and you’ll actually make your life easier by creating all the colours from scratch, as it gives you more control.

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6. Attaching the stamens

In this lesson Robert shows us how to begin bringing the flower together by attaching the stamens to the pistol. Using green florist tape he attaches the stamens in a way where he is still able to manipulate their height and angle.

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7. Attaching the petals

Here Robert shows us how to attach the petals with some great little tips and tricks to get a very natural look. Once again he uses green florist tape and thickens up certain parts to add realism. He then shares a fantastic trick for making sure everything keeps it’s shape for attaching the leaves.

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8. Finishing touches

In this lesson, Robert attaches the leaves and uses a very clever technique with scissors to polish the stem. This helps add texture and depth to the overall look. You’ll see why adding the cling film hat was a good idea, as he moves the flower a great deal while adding the leaves.

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9. Making contorted hazel

If you happen to be making a sugar flower arrangement, then this would be a beautiful addition to enhance the overall design. It gives a very modern look and is in fact very simple to make – it’s entirely up to you what shape it is. It’s great fun!

Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes is a completely self-taught sugar crafter. He learnt through reading books and studying the anatomy of flowers and foliage and wished he had access to classes and teachers to learn from, so he now does just this and travel far and wide teaching students how to create beautifully realistic sugar flowers and foliage. One of his particular skills is recreating life-size botanically correct blooms which he show-cases as pieces of art.
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