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Techniques: Poppy Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Techniques: Poppy
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 3
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1. Making the poppies

For the full tutorial see Poppy Wedding Cake

Now it’s time to make the poppies. Paul uses some red flower paste along with poppy cutters and a general leaf veiner. Paul cuts them out and then uses a small ball tool to thin out the edges, puts them in the veiner and then further thins the edges. They are then left to dry on an egg cup foam mat to dry to a nice natural shape.

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2. Adding the poppies

Here Paul adds the poppies to the cake using edible glue and cocktail sticks to allow them to dry securely in position. Paul has already drawn out where he wants them to go which allows him to attach them fairly quickly and confidently. It’s always a good idea to plan these things ahead, so you can work away from the cake first.

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3. Painting the poppies

Paul now goes on to paint the roses to give them more depth, and uses lovely reds and blacks to give them a dramatic look.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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