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Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunflower



Regularly used to depict the sun, sunflower is a true symbol of energy and power. It is perhaps the biggest in the family of flowers in the world. Or wait.... maybe not, now suddenly I remember what I have seen in Discovery Channel about this flower called Rafflesia Arnoldii found in the rainforest of Indonesia and Malaysia. Well, as this flower produces the odor of decaying flesh, it is just eerie to even talk about it. Let's drop it for sunflower then :-)



Sunflower is the most outstanding flower that never stops impressing me. I could vividly recall how once had brought these flowers for a date and greatly mesmerized him. A big smile on his face said a thousand words.



Again, I like to use sunflowers for something creative - no, not for creative dating or anything like that, but more for fondant cake decorating. Having borrowed the sunflower cutters from Kate of Artisan Sweets by Kate, I thought I might as well put them in good use, and at the same time dedicate this cake to her. Thanks Kate, will send these cutters back to you soon :-)



My sunflowers are more in graphical form, I don't think I could go into the meticulous detailing as what has been described in Wikipedia: "The sunflower has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base". I am happy with the simple and cheerful form.



This 4 tiered cake took a couple of days of preparation and is exhausting. But at the end of the day, it is worth the effort. You can definitely see my big smile that says a thousand words...

37 comments:

  1. En el curso que hice aprendí a hacer el nudo de regalo, pero vamos, que el mío al lado del tuyo no tiene comparación jaja Tu tarta es más que preciosa!

    Besos

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  2. What a stunning cake! I love the colours, and the beautiful twirly bow on top!!

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  3. Stunning, so pretty and spring-like! You are extremely talented.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. You are amazing Kris. That cake is beautiful beyond words.

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  5. Kris, all your cakes are always so perfect. I really love the sunflowers on the cake, so so pretty :)

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  6. Stunning cake. Whom did you make it for? I love the use of color, and the fact that it not symmetrical in color but you switched in the tiers.

    Well done!

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  7. dude! I am speechless! you are awesome!! Where does so much creativity come from?

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  8. How could this not make you smile, I need to cut into it and give it a taste. Lovely, have a good weekend.

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  9. Wow, what kind of creativity, and what will, and what beauty! Wonderful!

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  10. You are so talented! Such perfect fondant work!

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  11. Its been a while since I went blog-visiting and I have been here. I'm so happy to see you going from strength to strength with your gorgeous cakes. They ARE so beautiful, Kris.
    And congrats on being in the top 40 blogs. YOu deserve to be there.

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  12. เค้กสวยงามมากคะ ยิ้มทุกครั้งที่เห็นงานศิลปะทางการทำขนมของคุณคริส นับถือจริงๆจากใจคะ

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  13. this gorgeous four layer is so impressive! you are a master of fondant! i love the colors too, the light blue and the yellow. just beautiful! i'm glad though you didn't make a rotting-flesh flower cake :) although i bet you could make that beautiful too!

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  14. Your sense of style is amazing. Such a beautiful, well designed cake.

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  15. oooh.. wow.. amazing, whoever order this cake must be happy. This is so lovely :)

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  16. Wow, this is so stunning! Makes me wish I could hire you to make my wedding cake!

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  17. Preciosa! volveré a visitarte...

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  18. I can't believe you just learned the art of fondant decorating recently. Your cake looks fantastic, every pro would be jealous. Really amazing!

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  19. He publicado tu foto en Mis favoritas de la semana, si quieres verlo está en http://blocderecetas.blogspot.com/2011/04/mis-favoritas-semana-16-2011.html
    Saludos,

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  20. Wow!!! What an amazing cake, I would've definitely wanted a cake like yours for my wedding, beautiful, just beautiful!!!

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  21. Another stunner, Kris. I've never really thought about sunflowers very much but my mom loves them. LOL about that flower that smells like rotting flesh. I wonder if that's advantageous to its survival somehow. Interesting to think about...

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  22. This is so precious, I have yet to try my hand at using fondant, except for a few cupcakes here and there, but I'd love to take some classses or cake decorating.

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  23. Great job covering the cakes with fondant. Nice and smooth. Are these real cakes are dummy cakes?

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  24. Your cake is definitely better than foul-smelling flowers. Definitely :)

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  25. Such a magnificent cake, Kris! It makes me happy just to look at it. Your cakes just get better and better!

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  26. Kris, you are an inspiration! That's a true work of art! Bravo!!!

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  27. Beautiful and vibrant colors! Maybe no hairs on the sunflowers but still it looks sunny for sure!

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  28. You made that?! Wow!!! I stumbled on your blog and am so glad I did! Great fondant work! It looks so pretty. If it was on my table I would have been in a dilemma to cut it or not- it looks so inviting to eat but so pretty that I wouldn't feel like messing it up!

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  29. Kris, what an extraordinary artist you are. You outdo yourself on every creation. Always unique and spectacular! This cake is a knockout! It makes me forget all other cakes I have seen or tasted!

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  30. Oh my...This cake is stunning! I just love the choices you made with colour. It's so cheery!

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  31. PERFECT in every way, Kris! I LOVE sunflowers! So pretty with the blue:)

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  32. This cake is absolutely beautiful!

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