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I need to make some sugarpaste lotus flowers.

(30 Posts)
MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 20:17:12

How the heck will I do it?

Quick google and I cant see an easy tutorial or any cutters.

I'm also making a buddha.

This should be a fun cake to make not

MikeLitoris Wed 07-Aug-13 19:29:41

I've just used some to make a lotus flower. Seems to beholding up ok so far.

Finally got some. Stood there staring stupidly at the shelf for ages until I spotted it. blush

Gah. Went to sainsburys specially to go some and then forgot. Now I need to find another excuse to go angry

MikeLitoris Tue 06-Aug-13 14:09:04

Its not bad stuff actually stealth. Certainly worth buying while its on offer.

They do 12 hole cake boxes too which is good when im in a rush and cant wait for a delivery.

Sainsbury's flower paste, huh?

<<heads for sainsburys>>

I like the idea of stuck on panels for the tardis. I might do that for DS.

MikeLitoris Fri 02-Aug-13 22:20:57

Its 5 inch x about 10in tall.

Didnt plan on it being so tall. Calculations went wrong somewhere!

The humidity has really been a pain. The sides just would not dry.

All in all I am very happy with it. I just hope it lasts the night.

Thanks both.

nannycook Fri 02-Aug-13 22:00:25

Thats fab Mike, your so clever! What size is it then?

Looks amazing Mike.

MikeLitoris Fri 02-Aug-13 21:53:50

And that pic makes it look really squat. It isnt at all.

MikeLitoris Fri 02-Aug-13 21:53:08

Tardis cake is almost done. Just finishing touches.

Im not anticipating it lasting til the morning if im honest. It seems a bit saggy. I knew I should have waited until morning to piece it together sad

MikeLitoris Wed 31-Jul-13 23:10:39

shock that cake is insane! I love it.

I no longer want to make a tardis because it will be nowhere near that one envy

I was planning on printing out a paper tardis, the kind you assemle, and using that as a guide. I got a load of sugar paste today and will do the panels tomorrow. Assemble friday nihjt.

Hopefully not so humid by then. I"ve just finished a choc 21 cake and the buttercream was sliding off the cake as I was doing it. Not good.

The last tardis I made, I made the sides weeks before (1/2 and 1/2 flower paste and sugarpaste) and dried them then just attached them to the cake with butter cream. I made the top separately on a board so I could cover it as one piece then stood it on the cake before I put the dry sides on. I followed this roughly and without the electrics! I also sent it off for DH to deliver and he forgot to take pictures! I may have cried and yelled a little!

MikeLitoris Wed 31-Jul-13 14:30:28

Oh, and I also forgot to say I'm doing a tardis came this week.

Any tips?

MikeLitoris Wed 31-Jul-13 14:29:49

Well I didnt know sainsbos did their own flower paste.

Guess I'll be shopping there this week grin

I didnt get any leaf cutter but I did finally get a small peony cutter.

Looks like I may be getting a bit side tracked. Oops.

Mike, I have been using sainsburys flower paste for practice runs of flowers, it is on offer atm for 2 or £4 for 250g packs. Saves me a fortune when trying to get things right.

MikeLitoris Wed 31-Jul-13 11:54:39

Had a quick go with this morning. It was ok with the leaf cutters. Mine are the serrated ones though and I think it will be much better with proper flower paste.

Im off to the cake decorating place in a bit so hopefully they will have some goodies to help me.

Forgetfulmog Tue 30-Jul-13 21:54:52

Do it!

MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 21:28:13

This looks pretty easy (ha!)

Looks like a normal leaf cutter with the tips pointed a bit.

Argh! I want to go and get the fondant out and practice

<must sleep, must sleep>

MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 21:23:10

She wants white and gold and it to be a bit more jazzed up.

I haven't mentioned 3d flowers so she wont be disappointed if I dont manage it.

MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 21:21:50

MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 21:21:21

MikeLitoris Tue 30-Jul-13 21:20:40

I turn the pc off and you lot pop up grin

I will try to post the pic I was send for inspiration.

Its all flat but I wanted to do 3d flowers as a 3d buddha is a bit beyond me.

Will look at the links in the morning now. Thanks.

TinkerTech does a waterlily cutter not sure if that will work.

Forgetfulmog Tue 30-Jul-13 21:06:09
Forgetfulmog Tue 30-Jul-13 21:05:01

What's the design then, a big cake with the lotus flowers & Buddha on top? Is there a Buddha mould you can buy?

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