Tutorial – forget me not

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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!

You’ll need:

  • 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
  • Spaghetti
  • Toothpick
  • Edible glue

1.. Roll a small ball of blue gumpaste (a little smaller than a pea)

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2.. Carefully press the star toll into the ball

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3.. Make five cuts on the ball, along the “high points” of the star tool

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4.. Remove the flower from the tool

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5.. Pinch the edges together to make the petals a little more pointy

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6.. Make some “veins” by carefully pressing the toothpick into the petals

7.. Make a hole in the flower using the toothpick

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8.. Brush the end of the spaghetti with some edible glue and insert it into the flower

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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!

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