Cake Decorating Flowers

by Meena Mustafa
(Round Hill, Virginia)

Flowers Are The Healing Medicine

Flowers Are The Healing Medicine

Flowers Are The Healing Medicine
Close Up Of The Cake

Gum Paste Flowers



I made this cake for my very special friend Sabhia who had an open heart surgery and was in a lot of pain.

When I found out she was having this very serious surgery I decided to fly to Canada to see her. The next thought that came to my mind was, what is it that I should bring with me that would make her happy.

I knew Sabhia loved flowers but the doctors would not let me bring real flowers as she was in the intensive care unit. So I decided to bake a cake and put cake decorating flowers on it which I made by hand, using gumpaste which is similar to fondant. The gumpaste can be rolled out thinner than fondant so the petals look more realistic. It also dries faster and harder, so the flowers can be kept by the person receiving them.

Her favorite colors are orange and white so I kept those two colors in mind when designing and decorating it. I made the roses and leaves with gum paste and then air brushed them.

The flavor of the cake was a simple and delicious vanilla with yummy rich chocolate icing. The finished cake was carefully placed in a decorative box with a special message on the box which read...

To my dearest friend Sabhia,
Baked with a lovely hand,
Sealed with a kiss
Hope this will make you happy as you are reading this.


When we arrived she was still in the hospital and was to be released the next day. I kept the surprise confection at home and when she came home the next day she was so happy to see me and my son. She didn't know that there were special flowers on the cake that was waiting for her.

Her husband held her hand and said "look what Meena got for you" She looked at me and said... "you are a true friend and I just love it." She kept looking at the sugar flowers on her special cake and I could tell that she was so very happy. I am so glad that I could bring a smile to her face with something that I created especially for my friend Sabhia.

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Nov 14, 2013
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Meena Mustafa
by: Anonymous

Meena is truly the hardest working person I've ever known. She is very Talented in what ever she does and, she puts her heart and her soul in to it . I personally have known her so many years now and I am so blessed to have a friend who voluntarily will feed us free cake *which not only looks amazing but it is so yummy too*. I truly wish she wins this competition . Good luck my dear friend Meena god will bless you !!!!
-Ruksana Basha

Nov 13, 2013
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Meena's cake
by: Ali NAQVI

Meena's cake is the best

Nov 13, 2013
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she is really nice human being
by: talha

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lovely

Nov 13, 2013
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Great Job Meena
by: Natasha

This Cake looks delicious and extremely gorgeous.I wish i could learn to make some thing like this exactly.Great job Meena , your friends are lucky to have you.

Nov 13, 2013
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Wonderful cake
by: Lubna

Love the cake and the thoughtfulness that went into it. Your gum paste creations are fabulous..very neat and realistic. Hope you become a rich and famous cake artist one day.

Nov 13, 2013
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wow
by: Josevane

this cake is so nice and delicious!!!!!! AMAZING

Nov 13, 2013
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Exquisite Cake
by: Laila Wasti-Rehmani

The cake is beautiful and the thought behind making it, even more so. Very intricately decorated with an expert hand. Good luck for future ventures Meena. Always expect the best from you.

Nov 13, 2013
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Cake Decorating Flowers by Meena Mustafa
by: Imran Zab

WOW, I like this cake very much. Beautifully Decorated. I am sure this cake is Delicious too. She is an Artist.

Nov 13, 2013
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Cake
by: Muniba

It's absolutely gorgeous !!

Nov 13, 2013
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looks tasty
by: Sibteh Ali

Cake looks awesomely beautiful hope it tasted as it looks like...... :)
Best of luck Meena

Nov 13, 2013
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Meena's cakes
by: Ghazala Khan

Like all of your creations this looks marvelous too.

All the best Meena, I am sure the cake tastes as good as it looks.

Nov 13, 2013
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Meena Mustafa (Cake Decorating Flowers )
by: Anonymous

Creation of Meena Mustafa is Tremendous, she decorated this cake quite nicely and I'm sure it taste will be very delicious.

BEST OF LUCK Meena Mustafa :-)


Kind Regards,

Mohsin Mohammad Qureshi

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