Your cake color options are endless today?just in time to use the Color Right Performance Color System. With Color Right, you can create virtually any shade, including the trendy pewter color used on this gum paste peony cake.
Use hydrangea cut-out from gum paste flower set to imprint design around base of cake, with points on side touching. Dust cut-out with cornstarch between imprints as needed.
Use tip 5, a disposable decorating bag with coupler and gray icing to pipe four bead petals inside imprint. Use small end of veining tool to mark center of each petal. Pipe tip 5 dot flower center. Use tip 1 to pipe dots around imprinted flower.
Insert peony in flower spike. Insert flower spike in cake top.
The delicate paper-like petals of the gum paste peony make a beautiful companion for the crepe-look buttercream piped ruffles on this tiered cake. Make the flower using Wilton Ready-To-Use Gum Paste and the cut-outs and flower-making instructions in the Peony Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set.