Ranunculus Sugar Flowers by Ashwini Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Ranunculus Sugar Flowers by Ashwini
with Ashwini Sarabhai
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decorating time: 2 hours
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1. Creating the flower centre

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to make the center for the Ranunculus. This will be the base for the flower.

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2. Making the Petals

 In this lesson, Ashwini shows us how to make the petals for the Ranunculus.

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3. Arranging Petal Layers 1-4

Ashwini now starts attaching the first four layers of petals to the base.

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4. Petal Layer 5

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to dust the earlier petals and how to create and attach petals for Layer 5.

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5. Petal Layer 6 and Half Bloomed Flower

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to dust the earlier petals and how to create and attach petals for Layer 6 and make the half bloomed flower.

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6. Petal Layer 7

Ashwini now creates and attaches petals for the layer 7.

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7. Petal Layers 8 and 9

Here we see how to make, and attach the final 2 layers and complete the flower.

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8. Bud

We now work on the bud for the Ranunculus.

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9. Calyx

Ashwini now works on the Calyx for the bud and Flower.

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10. Stem

Ashwini now works on the stems for the flower and shows how to dust them.

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11. Leaves

Ashwini now shows how to make Leaves for the Ranunculus. She also shows her way of dusting these leaves using multiple shades of green and also glazing them to get a perfect shine.

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12. Arranging the Leaves

Here Ashwini shows us how to arrange the multiple leaves together.

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13. Other Ideas

Ashwini shares some other ideas for these flowers.

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14. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know for making these flowers.

Ranunculus Sugar Flowers by Ashwini

Dive into the world of floral artistry with Award Winning Cake and Sugar Flower Artist, Ashwini Sarabhai. In this delightful Ranunculus Sugar Flowers by Ashwini  the secrets behind crafting the exquisite Ranunculus flower using Gumpaste are unveiled.

With its delicate layers and vibrant colors, the Ranunculus is a true gem in nature’s bouquet. In this class, Ashwini will guide you through each step, from shaping intricate petals to achieving a lifelike finish to create this botanical masterpiece that will adorn your cakes.

As well as this Ranunculus Sugar Flowers tutorial by Ashwini, you can explore more Ashwini’s amazing sugar flowers on her TUTOR PAGE.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Make the Ranunculus base
  • Work on the Petals with intricate details to give a realistic look to the flower
  • Create the Bud and Calyx for the Ranunculus.
  • Make leaves and arranging them together
  • and much more…

History of Ranunculus Flowers

Ranunculus flowers, also known as buttercups, have a long and storied history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some key moments in the history of ranunculus flowers:

  • Ancient Greece and Rome:

    Ranunculus flowers were cultivated in ancient Greece and Rome, where they were used for medicinal purposes and as ornamental plants. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote about the medicinal properties of ranunculus flowers in his book “De Materia Medica.”

  • Medieval Europe:

    They were grown in medieval European gardens, where they were prized for their beauty and fragrance. They were also used in traditional herbal medicine.

  • Renaissance Europe:

    The Ranunculus flowers became increasingly popular during the Renaissance, when they were often depicted in paintings and other works of art. They were also used in floral arrangements and as cut flowers.

  • Victorian England:

    It is staggering to think that Ranunculus flowers were a favorite of Queen Victoria, who often wore them in her hair and used them to decorate her palaces. They were also popular among other members of the Victorian upper class.

  • 20th and 21st Centuries:

    Even now the flowers remain popular today, both as garden plants and as cut flowers. They are available in a wide variety of colors and shapes, and they are often used in floral arrangements and bouquets.

Cultural Significance of Ranunculus Flowers

Ranunculus flowers have been associated with a variety of meanings and symbolism throughout history. In ancient Greece and Rome, they were associated with the goddess Aphrodite and were often used in love potions. Then in medieval Europe, they were associated with the Virgin Mary and were often used in religious ceremonies. Later during the Victorian period in England, they were associated with wealth and prosperity.

Today, ranunculus flowers are often associated with love, beauty, and joy. They are also a popular symbol of spring.

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Ashwini Sarabhai

Ashwini Sarabhai

An award winning cake artist, Ashwini, is the name behind “The Dream Cakes”. She has been working on Cake Art for more than a decade and her style of decorating cakes is unique and has been acknowledged across the globe.   She is an Approved Teacher by the prestigious International Cake Exploration Society, ICES An innovator, she is the Pioneer to have started India’s first Online Cake Academy in 2012 and since then she has trained thousands of students in Virtual demonstrations and workshops. Apart from her own academy, The Dream Cakes, Ashwini’s Tutorials have also been featured and are a part of the Cakeflix and Sugar Street Studios – Cake Decorating Academies in the UK. Along with this, she has also held classes and demonstrations at various Cake shows.   She was also instrumental in launching Sugar Magazine, India’s first cake art magazine to showcase and promote the immense talent in India. She has been awarded the Top 10 Cake Artist in India by Cake Masters Magazine, UK for 2 years in a row, 2017 and 2018.   Ashwini was also the finalist in the prestigious Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2018 and 2019, aka Cake Oscars, in the Sugar Flowers Category.   She has been on the judging panel for Cake awards and competitions across the globe (Indian Cake Awards, Top 100 India Homebakers Awards, ByBora International Online Competition and many more ). She has been featured in many National/International magazines, newspapers and TV Shows. Ashwini was a part of the team of Artists to work on the Incredible India Welcome display at Cake International, Birmingham, UK - 2019.   Diversifying and making use of her experience and knowledge, she has entered the product manufacturing segment and has successfully launched a first of its kind in the world, unique and versatile product named ShineLine. This is a ready to use metallic piping gel which aims at making work easy and brilliant for a cake decorator.
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