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I need to make some sugarpaste lotus flowers.

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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

nannycook Tue 30-Jul-13 20:55:00

Ha ha Mike, you do like your ambitious projects dont you? but i have no idea on this one, isnt it like a lilly flower for a pind or am i barking up the wrong tree?

nannycook Tue 30-Jul-13 20:55:39

Pond even.

Forgetfulmog Tue 30-Jul-13 21:03:39

From what I can tell its basically a Waterlily & I know you can get cutters for that.

blueberryboybait Tue 30-Jul-13 21:03:57

This is a fantastic PDF of old notes - lotus is a few pages down. here

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?

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

does this help?

blueberryboybait Tue 30-Jul-13 21:08:56

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

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.

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

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

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 21:28:13

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>

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

Do it!

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.

blueberryboybait Wed 31-Jul-13 12:59:53

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 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.

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?

blueberryboybait Wed 31-Jul-13 15:20:43

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 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.

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 Fri 02-Aug-13 21:53:50

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

blueberryboybait Fri 02-Aug-13 21:56:10

Looks amazing Mike.

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

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

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.

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