Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

I probably mentioned before cake decorating and floristry are my biggest hobby, both of them together is my dream. A few weeks ago I took a 2 day course by Makiko Searle and Ayako Saida making sugar wisteria and arranging fresh flowers for a tiered cake.
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
We spent the first day icing the cake and making the sugar wisteria, it took quite a bit of effort making and turning a bunch of flowers into wisteria stems. Makiko said we will need to make hundreds to have a trailing effect and to cover all the cake tiers :-O
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
The second day was the exciting flower arrangement day! Ayako provided us a variety of fresh flowers – Roses, Statice, Carnation, Lisianthus, Hydrangea, Limonium and Veronica – they were all in stunning pastel colours 🙂 Fresh flowers create the dramatic effect, but not all flowers are non-toxic and most of the time they are not in season, sugar flowers do not have these problems.
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

We were taught how to make a posy

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

which was used as the cake topper

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

Next we had to arrange the flowers into the oasis, I enjoyed this part the most 😀

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

This was the final outcome from the professional tutors, the top tier was the posy and a sugar wisteria, second tier was all sugar wisteria and the bottom tier was fresh flower arrangement. How gorgeous!

Ours were 2 tiers because of the time limit, this was my finished look : )

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

I took the cakes and flowers home, tried to add one more tier to make the whole cake look more like my tutors’ one, I don’t have the long dowels so I arranged the cakes as open-stacked under the second tier.

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower
Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

Also tried to put the posy on the second tier, the overall look looked so different. The whole cake + fresh flower arranging was too addictively enjoyable – I want to make another one now! 😀

Cherie Kelly's Tiered Cake with Fresh Flower

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