Decorating a cake with flowers is beautiful, interesting and festive. With their help, a delicacy can be turned into a real work of art. And you can make flowers yourself, using a cream or mastic. We at joy-pup will tell you how to make flowers on a cake at home.
How to make cream flowers for a cake
Cream flowers are the most popular decor options that can be made in both classic and modern styles. To make such a decor, you first need to decide what kind of cream you want to work with: butter-based, custard cream cheese, protein, Brazilian Chantiflex cream or bean paste.
You can color the cream with natural powdered dyes or using fruit juice. By the way, in order for the flowers to look realistic, the cream should not be painted in bright shades. It is better to mix colors, trying to muffle them to achieve natural shades.
To make buttercream flowers, use a piping bag.
You will need a “petal” nozzle. Rotate the carnation, squeeze out the required amount of cream from the bag to form the petals. To keep them raised, make wave-like movements. In the classical scheme, the bottom row of a rose has 7 petals, the middle one has 5, and the top one has 3. The flower petals in the rows are staggered.
Use the same nozzle “petal” of the required size. Position the bag parallel to the base and lift the top of the bag towards you, and place the nozzle with the narrow part down. Squeeze out the cream and make a narrow high arc with your hand, as if drawing a chamomile petal with a pencil. Having made the petals in a circle, fill the middle with yellow cream.
The easiest way is to use the “chrysanthemum” nozzle, and its sizes can be different. First you need to squeeze a cone of cream in the center of the flower. Squeeze out thin green stripes around the top of the cone of the workpiece, which will be the stamens of the flower. Then, with a bag with a chrysanthemum nozzle, squeeze out the petals, slightly leading the bag up. So squeeze out each petal.
How to make DIY waffle cake flowers
It is incredibly easy and fast to create floral arrangements from waffle elements, while they have a beautiful appearance and adhere well to the surface. You will need thin wafer paper for the flower petals, and the center can be made from mastic. Cut out circles from paper according to the stencil, depending on what flowers you want to get. Then they are folded and glued to the mastic ball.
How to make chocolate cake flowers
It is very easy to prepare them. Take a bar of black or white chocolate, melt it in a water bath and add some honey. Leave the mass in the refrigerator in a food bag. After that, knead the chocolate mass, roll balls out of it and blind the petals, which are fixed on a toothpick.
How to make flowers for a cake with your own hands from mastic
Due to its plasticity, mastic is ideal for the formation of a variety of flowers. From it you can fashion roses, daisies, tulips, unusual flowers. You just need to show imagination and make the right petals, which should then be stuck to each other. Such compositions look very festive.