Sunflower Wedding Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$490 - $540

Learn how to make a wedding cake decorated with Sunflowers and roses.

In this tutorial, we are going to make a simple 2 tier sunflower wedding cake with a single pillar in the middle. The simplicity will finish there and we will move onto a challenging flower arrangement. I say “challenging” because we will be joining flowers over a curved wire support and we will make sure that the construction is technically correct while making sure it is food safe as well. I will show be showing you how I arrange sunflowers, roses and leaves in a tasteful manner and finish it off with some hand made baby breath decorations.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Sunflower Wedding Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:38:47
Introduction
0:51
Tools, Materials, Ingredients & Recipes
4:40
The Plan
4:09
Designing the Cake with Cakenote
25:29
Making the Sunflowers
12:28
Making the Leaves
9:46
Making the Spikes
4:27
Making Baby's Breath
4:32
Assembling the Cake
14:47
Ribbon Work
12:31
Making the 'S' Shape Floral Support
4:07
Part 2
50:51
Day 2 - Attaching the Floral Support
3:06
Finishing the Sunflowers
5:36
Adding the Roses
8:36
Adding the Roses
12:07
Airbrushing
Adding the Leaves
7:59
Adding the Spikes
4:23
Adding the Baby's Breath
2:41
Final Thoughts
1:15
Total Duration
2:29:38

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Rolling Pin
For line marking on the centre pillar and the sugar ribbon.
Dried Palm Leaves
For marking leaves
Small Sieve
Thin cardboard
For mini roses

Name card size

Flowers wire
Gauge #26

Green and White

Cake pop sticks
For flower stems
Plastic Straws
To protect cake from threaded rods
Galvanized wire

3mm thick by 1m long

Airbrush Set Shop Online
For Burnt Orange and Forest green colour
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Cellophane Shop Online
Plastic bag
For pushing down the edge of petals
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm MDF covered with burgundy velvet and cellophane sheet . 10mm hole in the centre
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm MDF lined with white thin cardboard on both side. 10mm hole in the centre. 1 x 40mm screw on the side and 2 small zip ties
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
PVC pipe
For centre post

50mm round x 275 mm long

Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
500mm long with 3 nuts
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Egg white and brush
For gluing
Recipes & Ingredients

Total 2550g
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1800g for 75x250mm round (3 layer x 600g each 25mm high)
750g for 75x150mm round (3 layer x 250g each 25mm high)

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1200g for sandwiching and masking

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500g White
200g Egg yellow
100g Brown
200g Forest green

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Rolled Fondant

1500kg White
600g Burgundy

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
White Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

300g For gluing

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