Wedding Cakes – How To make Sugar Peonies.
Peonies are such stunning sugar flowers to make with their beautiful thick ruffled blooms and vibrant colours, peonies make stunning decorations for wedding cakes and celebration cakes.
Peonies symbolise romance, honour, wealth and beauty so it’s no surprise it is a particularly popular choice with brides to adorn their bespoke wedding cakes . If you would like to learn how to make your own sugar peonies then please see below for our handy step-by-step guide for beginners as well as more experienced sugar craft cake makers.
All the products needed are available from our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Supplies Shop, Knowle, Solihull. From florist paste, food colouring gel pastes, cake boards to cake decorating tools, foam pads and sugar flower cutters, we are sure we will have every thing you will need to create these beautiful peony sugar flowers.
So if you are creating your very own special wedding cake or eggless wedding cakes, this How to Guide will give you all the information you will need. Also, our friendly experienced cake decorating staff will be more than happy to give you great advice if needed!
FMM’s Easiest Peony Cutter is the perfect way to create beautiful and realistic sugar peonies, no matter what your skill level.
You will need:
White Modelling Paste-100g
Cake Decorating Sugarpaste Icing-Brilliant White-250g
Food Colour of choice if required
FMM Easiest Peony and Leaf Cutter
9” Rolling Pin
PME Flower Foam Pad
Green Non-Stick Board 10” x 7”
Stay Fresh Multi Mat-Small
Brush for gluing
To create your paste you can use equal quantities of sugar paste and Cake Star modelling paste together, or simply use sugar flower paste. Knead well and add colour if required ( you may want to make the colour for the centre petals a darker shade, graduating to a paler shade for the outer petals). Make a ball of paste which, when measured against a petal in the small cutter, fits well inside it. Elongate the ball slightly.
Roll paste out very thinly and cut out two shapes with the smaller cutter, and two shapes with the larger cutter. Working on the smaller pieces first, thin the petal edges all round with either the ball tool, or the end of the rolling pin. Then, using either of these tools, ball each petal to curve inwards – do this along one side, then turn paste over and ball the second side. This will ensure that all the petals curve inwards the same way.
Brush a line of glue along the length of the paste just above the centre. Fold in half lengthwise and brush another line of glue along the bottom edge. Roll up around the ball, starting the roll as tightly as possible. Take the second small piece and repeat the process. Repeat with the two larger pieces. This will give you a reasonably large peony, but you may add more pieces until you have the size required. Leave to dry.