Mad about Sugar Paste Roses

              Miniature Rose Cakes

I really wasn’t going to make more sugar paste cakes so soon, but the beautiful photos of sugar paste roses in Peggy Porschen’s Romantic Cakes were so inspiring that I couldn’t help myself.

Sugar Paste Roses

Sadly, no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t tease the rose petals to take on the life-like frilly edges (no amount of rolling or pressing with the bone tool produced the desired result) and I finally settled for smaller blooms.

Miniature Rose Cakes

While the roses here are a far cry from the gorgeous ones in the book, I was so delighted with how the cakes turned out that I might just attempt a small 2-tiered cake next.

14 Responses to “Mad about Sugar Paste Roses”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Hi! Been a lurker of your blog for a long time. I just need to congratulate you on the beautiful roses. Well done!

  2. Mags Says:

    I love your roses…they’re beautiful.

  3. Billie Says:

    be-yoo-tiful cakes. bravo!

  4. Landa Says:

    Your roses are lovely. Dont you love Peggy’s books?

  5. Karen Says:

    Thank you, Rebecca, Mags, Billie and Landa!

    Landa: Yes, her books are wonderful!

  6. Wendy Says:

    I really love your roses *=*

  7. Wai Loong Says:

    Hello Karen!

    Hope you can still remember me!

    It’s been a long time since I hear from you.
    Your bakery is becoming a mastery!
    I wonder if you bake mooncakes as well? ;-)

    Keep in touch!

  8. Karen Says:

    Thanks, Wendy!

    Wai Loong: Of course I remember you. :) I’ve been to your blog several times. Thought-provoking material you have on there! I haven’t tried making mooncakes. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot next year.

  9. Wai Loong Says:

    Haha! Thanks for the kind feedback!

    Maybe you can plan to catch some seasonal waves if you are not too busy?
    I highly recommend that you consider (gift) packaging options, feedback polls or collect testimonials from your customers that you may want to use?

    Of course, then you will build to become a full time professional - if that is where your passion lies!

    Anyway, keep up the excellent work!

  10. yels Says:

    your roses are bee-yo-ti-fullll! ;)

  11. Pinky Says:

    they are so pretty :)

  12. Nicole Says:

    To get the frilly edges to the roses, you want to use the ball end of a sugarpaste tool and run it along the edge with the petal on a peice of thick shaping foam like this one http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=B47AD540-802D-F658-0592F318FEC2E5A8 It’s not hard if you practice with it some. It will make the edges thinner for you. Hope you find it helpful!

  13. Karen Says:

    yels & Pinky: Thank you!

    Nicole: Thank you so much for the tip! I haven’t worked with sugar paste much since this last attempt, but I’ll definitely try your tip out the next time I make these roses.

  14. Josephine Says:

    Nice!!! i’m totally speechless.

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