Thinking Outside the Box

I kept seeing beautiful photos on Twitter from a company called @blossomsugarart. They were pictures of the most beautiful cakes, big show-off cakes! It became apparent that they didn’t make the cakes but supplied all the necessary equipment.

Now a quick aside before you start thinking I’m going to start a new business……don’t be ridiculous! Have you tried my cooking?

1.Blossom Sugar Art make ingenious little moulds for making the roses etc for the cakes. I asked them if they thought it might work with paper and they sent me some moulds to try my idea out. I was beyond excited about this experiment and I tell you folks, IT DOES WORK!

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2. I made a mixture of PVE glue and water.I cut up tissue paper so the pieces were larger than the mould itself. I always started with a dry piece of tissue then worked it into the mould with a small paintbrush dipped in the glue mix. I then added another piece, same again. When I’d done three layers I put a final piece of tissue on but didn’t work it with the brush. You want this top layer to be dry too.

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3 &4 Press the lid of the mould down slowly and carefully. Apply firmish pressure. Gently ease the mould out. I found if I was careful enough I could do this without waiting for it to dry fully. Leave it to dry completely and then trim around the flower shape.

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5. I was wrapping a present for my sister-in-law so I wrapped in brown paper and folded the final flap so it looked a bit like a clutch bag.

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6. Then, my favourite bit, all the embellishing! I used my glue gun to stick the flowers on.

 

So, thank you, Blossom Sugar Art for letting me try this idea out. The moulds are even packed to take on holiday in case of crafting time. They should really come with a warning……incredibly addictive!!

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