Painted Flower Buttercream Cake Tutorial by Edible Sugar Art LLC
Today I am using a deep red buttercream made by mixing a small drop of black into it and allowing the color to set up. The complimentary pink/rose has a drop of brown added that gives it a rose color and removes the bright pink look. The green also has a drop of brown to pull the shades together. The light peach is made using a very tiny drop of orange and just a hint of brown as well.
I am using a small off set spatula. Scoop up a small amount on the back of your spatula and use the shape of the spatula itself to create the top of the flower petal. Pulling down to form a tear shape. You can practice a few times on a plate and scrape it back up. The tear shape doesn’t have to be perfect since the middle will be filled. Once you have made your first tear shape, wipe the spatula off and pick up some rose icing and make a second smaller tear shape on top of it. It is ok if the colors mix. This is actually the look you are going for. Feel free to even pick up a little white or peach and add in in as well.
Continue on repeating this method with 4 more petals. I like to have at least one coming down the second tier. I always start on the second tier and pull in towards the tip of the tear drop.
Once all 5 petals are complete, add a white circle swirl to the center and a few sugar pearls.
For the rest of the flowers I alternated colors. However on this flower I did 5 regular petals then 5 darker petals in between them instead of on top. I repeated the same process filling the center and placing sugar pearls.
Next I used a smaller spreading knife to apply some smudges of green. I went back over top with the peach and highlighted with the red. I also added a little sugar pearl just because.
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I hope you enjoy!