Peony Flower Hoop Sugar Flower Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Peony Flower Hoop Sugar Flower
with Natalie Porter
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 2 days
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Highlights from the peony flower hoop course

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1. Outline

In this lesson, Natalie explains the design and shows her already stacked three tier cake.


NOTE: If you need guidance on stacking or covering double barrelled cakes, check out Paul’s COVERING A DOUBLE BARRELLED CAKE and STACKING CAKES courses.


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2. Making the Peonies

Peonies are beautiful flowers so worth watching how Natalie first shapes the petals then neatly adds them to the buds.

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3. Buds and Berries

In this lesson Natalie shows you how to easily and effectively create these lovely buds and berries. She then leaves them to dry before getting ready to add the colour.

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4. Making the Leaves

Getting the right shade is very important to the end result when it comes to leaves. Natalie talks through her colour mixes and then goes on to create a number of different shaped leaves, giving each one its own character.

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5. Dusting the flowers

It’s fun time!! This is the part that Natalie enjoys most when she can bring all the leaves, buds and petals to life by adding some tasteful colours. Learn how Natalie chooses the right shade for each leaf, bud and petal then neatly applies to give an amazing finish.

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6. Taping and making the hoop

Now that all the buds, petals and leaves are all dusted and ready to go, all we need now is to tape them together. In this lesson Natalie shows how to bring them all together and creates the floral hoop in preparation for bringing it all together on the cake.

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7. Bringing it all together

This is where the magic happens. Bringing everything together is where cake artist meets flower arranger, so let your artistic side run wild. Alternatively, follow Natalie as she brings together an amazing arrangement and giving commentary which should help you decide what to place where.

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8. Other ideas

Natalie shares with you some ideas you can use for the peony flower hoop.

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9. Pro lesson

Everything a professional cake decorator needs to know about making a design like this

Learn how to make this peony flower hoop for your cakes

Learn how to make this incredible peony flower hoop sugarflower with Natalie Porter. A perfect addition for a whole host of cakes. This is one tutorial sugar flower fans don’t want to miss!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Make an edible peony
  • Dust flowers and buds
  • Design filler flowers
  • Create a floral hoop
  • and  much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.

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Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter is a multi award winning cake maker based in Hertfordshire, just north of London. She started making cakes about six years ago, when she decided to take on the challenge of making her own wedding cake... Since then she has made hundreds of wedding cakes, writes frequently for cake magazines and has invented the Rapid Rose - her signature tool and method for making sugar roses. She has recently added the Perfect Peony to the Rapid Rose range, is super excited to have filmed the tutorial with PBSS and currently working on her debut book.
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