Without leaves (and some vines for good measure), flowers look a little bit lost, right? This week’s class began with practice making different shapes of leaves with royal icing. We learned how to pipe leaves with buttercream in Course 1, so this was a bit of a review. I made a lot of leaves.
We did learn a new leaf shape this week– the violet leaf.
Perfect timing–it’s like they knew we were also learning to pipe tiny violets and pansies!
Seriously, I loved every moment of these classes. All of these different flowers!
And then it got even better– we learned how to make a lily:
Even though I need a serious amount of practice to make my lily look a more delicate, it was amazing how lovely even the clumsiest ones look when you stick in the stamen and pistils (not edible).
Adding another layer of petals turns a lily into a poinsettia…And this was where my stumpy petals really started being obvious. And then I dropped it in my lap. Ha! It really didn’t look much better before I dropped it.
I saved all of the leaves and flowers that I made this evening in preparation for our fourth class– making our “Final Cake!” (Well, I may have sacrificed the poinsettia to taste-testing…)