In the midst of the slightly-tamed chaos that is the kitchen at the moment, I’ve been keeping occupied with all sorts of little cakey bakey things like these fondant flowers. I added a tsp of Tylo powder to 250g of shop-bought fondant, kneaded them together, then wrapped it in cling film and left it for a day for the tylo and fondant to do their magic and turn into sugar paste. Why? Because sugar paste gives has greater pliability and strength than fondant though not as strong as pastillage. Instead of Tylo, if you wanted to make your own flower paste, you could add gum tragacanth or CMC (arboxymethyl cellulose) to the fondant.
The flowers were molded in a set of Katy Sue designs (and other molds). I dusted them with pearl and lustre dust afterwards.
Have quite a few more to make. I’m making a plain buttercream coated cake, nicely smooth, with a border of country flowers on the top side. Nothing on the bottom. Just plain. Means the finish will have to be very good and ‘polished’. Really looking forward to getting on with it.
The kitchen units are all fitted. The new dishwasher – a full-on, full-sized one!! – is fitted so just waiting on the new cooker and washing machine.There’s lots of painting, filling, bit of tiling and the floor to come. Floor looks really grim. It’s pretty much concrete. Should all be completely finished within the next 2 weeks.