I’ve had a little dilemma regarding filler flowers. I love them and I think they are absolutely necessary to make a flower arrangement look good, but they require wiring… And I really am not comfortable with metal in my cakes. Really, it doesn’t matter since people generally don’t eat the flowers, but I just have the idea that everything should be edible. So I haven’t made any filler flowers earlier for this reason, but realized, when I was planning for this cake: spaghetti! It isn’t bendable, but still; if you want a bunch of flowers, that doesn’t really matter. So this was my test cake with that idea and it worked out great! I’m so happy I realized it: it has opened up so many doors for future cakes I can make! So, without further ado, here’s the tutorial for forget-me-not, wired with uncooked spaghetti!
- Pale blue (I used a tiny, tiny amount of Wilton’s Royal blue to color it) and pale yellow gumpaste
- 5-star tool
- Exacto knife
- Edible glue
1.. Roll a small ball of blue gumpaste (a little smaller than a pea)
2.. Carefully press the star toll into the ball
3.. Make five cuts on the ball, along the “high points” of the star tool
4.. Remove the flower from the tool
5.. Pinch the edges together to make the petals a little more pointy
6.. Make some “veins” by carefully pressing the toothpick into the petals
7.. Make a hole in the flower using the toothpick
8.. Brush the end of the spaghetti with some edible glue and insert it into the flower
9.. Leave to dry, and then make a tiny ball of yellow gumpaste and attach that in the center.
And that’s it!
Thanks for looking, and good luck!