Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Gumpaste Poppies #1

These are my latest gumpaste flowers. They are what Wilton calls a "Fantasy Flower," the heart cutter is used to make petals, which are ruffled with the ball tool and laid out in cupcake wrappers in sets of four petals. I colored them to look like anemonies or poppies. They went on my "finale cake" for my last class in the Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste series on Sunday.

In a way this cake kind of sums up the last couple of days for me. Anemonies mean fragile. John's Grandma fell and broke her hip last Thursday. She passed away Monday after surgery. She was 101. It took an awful lot of years to make her fragile, and even time didn't dim her mind. She was a strong character, and a family favorite. Poppies mean consolation. The family could use a little of that. We're going to miss her. This was the final cake. And now Grandma is gone. It's going to take a while to get used to that.


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