When your cake must be distinctive and beautiful, consider using ornate sugar flowers to adorn the top of the confection. Sugar flowers can sit prettily on top of cupcakes, sheet cakes or layered cakes. Combine a grouping of sugar flowers into a sweet bouquet, or use them as a dainty border around the edges of the cake. Sugar flowers contain gum paste tinted with gel paste to create a variety of different colours. Once you finish creating your stunning sugar flowers, store them carefully to keep them fresh and delicious.
Things you need
Shallow plastic container (with tight-fitting lid)
Line the bottom of the plastic container with a sheet of parchment paper. The parchment paper will create a non-stick layer on which you will place the sugar flowers.
Place the sugar flowers on the parchment paper in a single layer. Take care to ensure that the sugar flowers are not touching each other in the container. Do not stack sugar flowers on top of each other -- keep them in a single layer on the parchment paper.
Place the lid onto the plastic container and seal it securely.
Place the container in a cool and dry location. Temperatures between 15.6 degrees Celsius and 23.9 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal, and low humidity levels are best.
Keep the sugar flowers in the container indefinitely. They will keep for at least one year with no quality loss, and will likely last longer than this.
Things you need
- Shallow plastic container (with tight-fitting lid)
- Parchment paper
- Sugar flowers