I love roses – the smell, the fragrance and just being able to admire its bold colours and how they just stand out. Thanks to my MIL, I have a beautiful rose garden outside our bedroom window which I just love looking at when I am home.
I’m not actually what made me dust out my notepad while watching TV to make these roses. The orange one is called a dog rose, and the bottom two are obviously the traditional roses that you or I are used to. I love making sugarcraft flowers, as it keeps me occupied for absolutely ages. Of course, not so great if you are making cakes in a hurry, but the tricky thing about these is that it is all manageable if you space the timing right. Because they need to be rolled to such fine consistency to make it look like real flowers, they are very fragile and can shatter (as my butter fingers have learned first hand from time to time).
I am quite impatient to learn more flowers, and I have all the time in the world to practice.
I got a bit lazy and coloured my paste, rather than dusting them – I was making these for myself and not really anyone in particular. No doubt these flowers will make their way on a cake at some point later in the month, there is always Mother’s Day coming up …
I can make these to order as well so if anyone was not after the entire cake, you know who to call