We started out with the Victorian rose. Now if you read my post about the roses in course 1, you know that I was less than thrilled to be re-visiting this little gem. But this is the Victorian rose, which means it is made with a different tip! These beautiful roses were made with tip 97. I also think the consistency of the royal icing makes these easier to create. I was thrilled with how these came out.
Next we made daisies. These were probably the easiest flower of the night, and they are so cute! I can totally see myself making a cake covered with different colored daisies in the near future.
We went from the easiest flower to the most difficult, the daffodil. I love daffodils out in the real world, but in Wilton world, they are the devil. What makes these flowers so difficult is creating the little points on the petals. I think they have the potential to be very cute, but with so many other flowers I can make, I don’t see myself bothering with these again.
The next flowers we created were pansies. I love the look of the contrasting yellow and purple in these flowers. In person they really do look purple, not blue.
The last flower I learned was the primrose. These took a little practice to get the petal shape correct and making the last petal even with the first petal, but overall not a very hard flower and very pretty.
We had some extra time at the end of class and I had some extra icing so I made my chrysanthemums for the final cake. I had practiced these in class 1 with buttercream icing, but had not gotten around to making them with royal icing.
I love how all of my flowers are coming out and I am looking forward to putting them all together for the final cake.
Next class: The end of course 2, which means the final cake. The cake I will be making is an oval cake and I will add a basketweave border during class, then top with the final flowers.
Supplies needed: None. I just need to decide what kind of cake I will be making! I also need to make my second set of color flow birds, since the first set met an untimely demise.