Red Poinsettia Sugar Flower Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Red Poinsettia Sugar Flower
with Arati Mirji
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 2.5 days
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Some highlights from the Red Poinsettia cake tutorial.

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1. Making the central buds

Arati starts by showing how to make these amazing central flowers and buds.  They are quite complex with a lot of different and often tiny detailing, but not to worry as Arati takes your through each of them step by step in an easy manner.

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2. Making the green bracts

In this lesson, Arati shows you how to make the light green bracts or the young shoots extremely lifelike. She shares some amazing new techniques in her wiring method, which are well worth watching.

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3. Forming the neck

There are different techniques used here to form the neck of these green bracts and Arati takes you through them step by step showing some excellent examples to show what can be achieved.

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4. Making the red bracts

Time now to make these amazing red bracts. Arati takes you through each stage showing how to get the shapes, wiring and veining.  

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5. Adding the colour

With some extra tips along the way, Arati shows you the different dusting techniques used to colour red bracts. She shows you how the angle in which the brush is held gives different effects and results while colouring and dusting.

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6. Assembling the various parts

Arati now shows you how to assemble the flowers, buds and bracts In sections as opposed to just wiring all of them together onto the main central wire. This makes the assembling much easier and helps to handle such a huge flower with ease.

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7. Bringing it all together

This is where the magic happens when Arati brings all the elements together to form the most amazing poinsettia flower. Watch to the end to see some great footage, which really shows the depth and detail of this flower.

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8. Other ideas

Some other ideas that can be made for a design like this.

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9. Pro lesson

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

Learn how to make a red poinsettia cake

In this tutorial, Arati Mirji shows you how to make this breathtaking red poinsettia cake. A beautiful and intricate design, this cake can be made for a whole host of events such as weddings. However, no matter what occasion you make this cake for it is sure to catch the eye! ?

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Make a red poinsettia
  • Create detailed central flowers and buds
  • Colour with dusts
  • Make the floral bracts
  • and much, much more

Arati recently won a 1st place Gold Award at Cake International as well as ‘Best Flower Artist’ at the Cake Masters. And judging by this design it’s not hard to see why!

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Arati Mirji

Arati Mirji

Arati Mirji is an acclaimed Sugar Flower artist living in Bengaluru India, pursuing her passion – Cake Art – Her forte being making life like sugar flowers. She comes from a family of artists and it is perhaps this pedigree that has helped her reach where she is today. She started this pursuit a little over four years ago. She is the Winner in the Sugar flower category At Cake Masters Magazine Awards-2018. She has also won the 1st place Gold in the Sugar flower category of “Fireworks” at Cake International 2018.  She was also chosen as one of the top ten Artist for Cake Masters Magazine India – 2017 & 2018 consecutively. Her creations have been featured in various National and International Magazines and she has won many awards in international sugar flower forums. She is forever in the pursuit of making different varieties of sugar flowers –trying to get as close to nature as possible. The biggest complement to her is when people ask her whether the pictures she puts up of her work are real flowers! Her goal is to make flowers that seem to be in bloom on her cakes and the bees and the butterflies choose them instead of the garden! You may view some of Arati’s works on her Facebook page or on Instagram: Arati.mirji
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