tulip wedding cake

by Mariah Keehn
(North Judson,Indiana ,US)


Me working on the cake
Fondant Tulips

My Tulip Wedding Cake...




This is the first wedding cake I have ever made!
I have been making cakes for four years and started making cakes for family and friends. I liked making cakes so I took four cake decorating classes and found out that I really loved it. I love seeing peoples faces when they see the cakes I have made for them.

Wedding Cake Flavors


Many different flavors for one occasion.
This wedding cake is a four tier with buttercream frosting. The bottom and top tier is a yellow cake, he second tier from the bottom is red velvet and the third tier was lemon.

Fondant Flowers and Buttercream Roses


I made tulips and tulip leaves out of fondant, and dark blue and brown roses out of buttercream icing. I also had a beautiful wedding cake figurine to finish it off.

My Technique For Making Fondant Tulips


To make these tulips I used a small dowel rod and I shaped a small ball and used pipping gel to attach to the dowel rod. Then I added some stamens so that it would actually look like a flower.



Fondant Tulips



I used store bought stamens instead of making my own because it looked a lot better, more professional looking I think. Then I cut oval shaped petals and veined them and set them on a tbsp. to dry. I placed them on a tbsp because it gave me the curve and so that the petals would be curved when they dried. I let them dry overnight and then placed them together with pipping gel around the small ball.

I then set them on their sides to dry, because the petals might come off if you just set it up right away. So leave them on the side to dry.

I would like to thanks my parents for staying up til 3:00 am trying to get the stenciling done on this wedding cake, it took a lot of hard work but it paid off.

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Oct 10, 2010
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Gorgeous!
by: Lorelie

Mariah, Thank you for submitting your beautiful wedding cake in the contest. You do very detailed work. Feel free to add more commentary as to how you made your tulips, or any tips and advice for other cake decorators.If you have a close up of the tulip that would help a lot as it's hard to see the detail of it. I have never seen a fondant tulip and it is unusual. If you can send me a pic through email that would be fab. Or just use the submission form and I can download it and add it to your contest entry. Thanks

Oct 11, 2010
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AMAZING!!
by: Kara

Mariah,

You did an awesome job on this cake!! I love it! I love the flowers!! Great job !!


Oct 11, 2010
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Wow!
by: Deven

Mariah,that cake is awesome!!! lol Very nice job! :)

Oct 11, 2010
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Very Elegant
by: Debbie G.

Mariah~ You did a beautiful job on this wedding cake. The flowers are beautiful, and the stencils make it look so elegant. Very nice touch.

Oct 24, 2010
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Your A Winner
by: Lorelie

Mariah,

Congratulations!!!

You won the best decorating tips,techniques and inspirational prize! Please contact me to receive your prizes.

Lorelie

Dec 05, 2010
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NEED HELP
by: PEARSE

Wow beautiful cake! One question though, you said those roses are buttercream . How far ahead did you make those roses and did you let them air dry. Can you please tell how the whole process was. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. Also do you have a buttercream recipe which will hold good for flowers like roses? Thanks
Pearse

Dec 06, 2010
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Need Help Answer
by: Mariah

hi Pearse,
for making roses,I made them about 2 weeks ahead of time so that they could air dry on my table. They were bigger roses so they needed longer to air dry. if you leave your email address I could send you a copy of my recipe. That recipe is what I made my roses out of. Thanks

Cakes Fit For the King,
Mariah

Dec 06, 2010
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thanks!!!!!1
by: pearse

Thanks so much for the tip Mariah. my e-mail is pearse@netamumail.com .Truly appreciate your help on this. Thanks again
Pearse

Aug 22, 2011
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tulip wedding cake
by: Sophia

Woww!!! What a lovely wedding cake...I love it very much...

Thanks & Regards,
www.eweddingcake.com

Jan 10, 2012
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amazing
by: Anonymous

I am making a wedding cake for my Niece this march.. she wants Tulips,, i can see how lovely they can look well done ..

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