This class was about decorating with colorflow and making the apple blossom, violet leaf and violet from royal icing. I have to be honest, colorflow is kind of a pain and I don’t see myself using it again. My understanding is that colorflow used to be widely used before fondant became popular. Colorflow is very similar to royal icing, except that, according to Wilton, whatever you are making will not be as shiny or as strong. Luckily the only colorflow we will be doing in this class was the two birds for the final cake. The two flowers we made are the smaller flowers for the cake.
The apple blossoms are fairly easy to make, it is just a matter of angling your tip to get the correct petal shape.
I love the vibrant color of the violets, unfortunately the come across with more of a blue color than purple here, but they really are pretty! I didn’t save the violet leaf I created since it is not needed for the final cake.
I will post a picture of color flow birds when I make another set. When I got home from class I put them on top our gas stove until I could put them away. Let’s just say Nate wasn’t paying attention to which burner he was turning on and we are very luck to still have a house!
Next class: Roses, primroses, daisies, daffodils and pansies all made with royal icing.
Supplies needed: No new supplies needed, except for I am almost out of meringue powder, so I will use the 50% off coupon from this weeks paper to buy some more at Micheals.