Poinsettia Flowers Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Poinsettia Flowers
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 2 days (to allow drying time)
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1. Prep

Preparation and repetition is everything when it comes to making flowers and this poinsettia design is no different. In this first lessons Paul shows how to create leaves and petals using some imaginative techniques to show that you don’t necessarily need all the cutters and veiners as you can adapt some to create a range of floral shapes.
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2. Prep (continued)

Again using some imaginative techniques you will learn how to create some of the smaller detailed elements which are all important in bringing the poinsettia to life. There’s a lot of small intricate work to start with but with so much repetition by the end of this tutorial you will be extremely comfortable and confident in replicating this again.
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3. Dusting

Getting the shading and dusting right makes all the difference when it comes to getting the desired finished article. Here Paul shows how to mix and match to get the colours to match the real flowers to give the most realistic finish.
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4. Dusting (continued)

As with the previous lesson its all about the attention to detail to get that admired finish.
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5. Wiring

This is when you start to see the flowers all coming together. Here you will learn how to use florist tape to add flowers to branches to begin to bring the design together.
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6. Wiring the Poinsettia

Positioning the petals and leaves in the right place is the key to ensuring that the flower is as lifelike as possible.
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7. Placing the Flowers

Its worth spending a bit of time to make sure that you are happy with the positioning before making the holes in the cake.  You’ll see Paul toying with one position then another so it really does come down to your designer eye.
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8. Finishing Touches

This is where it all comes together and you get to stand back and see your masterpiece. Tweak the design and positioning until you are happy, but as Paul always says be prepared to walk away from the cake!
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9. Other Ideas

Poinsettia Flowers – Other Ideas



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10. Pro Lesson

Poinsettia Flowers – Pro Lesson



Take a look at this in depth video course, teaching you how to make a selection of Poinsettia flowers and the accompanying spray. This beautiful flower really makes any cake stand out above the rest!

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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