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Peony Sugar Flower Tutorial | CakeFlix
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 2
Decorating time: 45 mins
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1. Preparing the Flower

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2. Putting it all Together

One of the most popular flowers this year both at the Chelsea Flower Show; Learn how to make this Peony Sugar Flower Tutorial | CakeFlix.

A very good friend of Paul and David’s owns a top award winning nursery Binny Plants which specialises is the Peony. Just looking through the variety and selection of this flower is quite amazing with each species having its own unique style. This comes in very useful when finding a colour to match the wedding theme as there are so many varieties to choose from.

In this Peony Sugar Flower Tutorial | CakeFlix, Paul demonstrates how to create a very large Peony flower which was one of three to decorate a 7 Tier Wedding cake. You can just as easily make it smaller for a 3 Tier cake and change the colours to suit.

Paul just wishes he had discovered the Peony sooner as it’s such an easy flower to make and gives such a wonderful impact.

BACKGROUND: Peony Sugar Flower Tutorial | CakeFlix

Peonies, a genus of herbaceous and woody flowering plants, encompass a captivating array of species native to Asia, Europe, and North America. They hold an enduring place in horticulture and culture, celebrated for their exquisite blooms and historical significance.

Peonies are renowned for their large, showy flowers that unfurl in late spring and early summer. The petals, often layered in intricate patterns, create a full, voluptuous bloom that commands attention. Colors range from delicate pastels to vibrant hues, including shades of pink, red, white, yellow, and purple. Some varieties even showcase captivating color gradients or contrasting markings.

As cut flowers, peonies are highly sought after for their beauty and longevity. Their sturdy stems and long-lasting blooms make them ideal for floral arrangements, adding a touch of elegance and romance to any occasion. Peonies have been cultivated for centuries, with records of their cultivation dating back to the Tang Dynasty in China. Over time, numerous cultivars and hybrids have been developed, each offering unique characteristics and enhancements.

Peonies thrive in a range of growing conditions, adapting to full sun or partial shade. They prefer well-drained, fertile soil that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, is essential for optimal growth and flowering. Peonies form dense, bushy clumps over time, creating a visually appealing and long-lasting garden feature.

Some notable varieties of peonies include the Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora), known for its large, fragrant blooms and extensive color range; the European peony (Paeonia officinalis), valued for its medicinal properties and delicate pink flowers; the yellow peony (Paeonia lutea), a rare and distinctive species with bright yellow blossoms; the tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), a woody shrub with exceptionally large flowers; and the Moutan peony (Paeonia ostii), a highly prized variety known for its exceptional beauty and cultural significance in China.

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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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