Pretty Posy Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Pretty Posy
with Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Skill level: Advanced Cake Decorating | CakeFlix - Skill Level Courses
HD Lessons: 2
Decorating time: 3 hours
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  • Make sure that the entire cake is correctly dowelled.
  • Start piping the stems at the bottom. You will get better output if you pause piping on every groove.
  • Make sure that you will cover every part with different shades of Green.
  • Make sure that the tip of your seamless bag is very close or touching the surface of your cake so that you can maintain the straight piping.
  • On piping a Rose: Make sure you pipe a good sturdy base. Petals should be tight and going around the mound. Be extra mindful on the angle or position of your piping tip as it will determine the final look of your Rose.
  • On piping Ranunculus: Make sure you pipe a good sturdy base. Petals are extra tight on this flower. Always maintain a ball shape as you pipe your petals.
  • On piping Scabious: Every petal is rufflly. Use the squiggle piping (squeeze and wiggle). As you add another layer, you will have to increase the angle of your piping tip as well.
  • On piping Hydrangeas: They are excellent filler flowers. Make sure that you pipe them in clusters.
  • On piping Chrysanthemum: curve part has to be at the bottom. Continuously squeeze as you are pulling away. As you add another layer, you will have to increase the angle of your piping tip as well.
  • It is easier to achieve a beautiful floral arrangement on your bouquet if you create a plan by marking your cake.
  • Use toothpicks to secure your frozen flowers.
  • Baby’s breath or Gypsophila flowers have to be tiny dots of White buttercream and should be done in clusters. As an option, you can also use small star piping tip like 14 or 16.

Pretty Posy Cake Tutorial by Valeri Valeriano

Every array of flower symbolizes different messages. Flower posies can be translated into various occasions by simply changing the colour themes and the blooms included. Valeri has carefully created an assortment of dainty flowers matched with shades of beautiful Greens to create this stunning bouquet that will leave a remarkable impression to whoever receives it. This cake project will definitely give a more dramatic effect to any celebration.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create the correct structure to achieve this Pretty Posy
  • Pipe different flowers like Roses, Ranunculi, Chrysanthemums, Scabious, Hydrangeas ad learn how to pipe stems as well as leaves
  • Pipe flowers on a nail and freeze them afterwards
  • Pipe flowers directly on a cake
  • and lots, lots more

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Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes is a multi-award winning cake company based in London. Founded in June 2011, the company is headed by cake artists and best friends, Valeri and Christina. It was by sweet accident that these ladies discovered their passion and talent. On Mother’s Day 2011, they wanted to give their two friends whom they consider their “second-mums” something special but not expensive and decided to bake for them...and they have never stopped since. Renowned globally for their edible works of art using nothing else but buttercream as their decorating medium, Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes has been featured in numerous well known blogs, local and international news, magazines, TV Shows and have showcased their masterpieces as well as demonstrated in some of UK’s biggest exhibitions. Valeri and Christina take immense pride in their mastery of buttercream and their goal is to revive and modernize this age-old art.

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