I promised in November I would create a video on how I created my realistic poinsettias, with Christmas Eve 7 days away this is
the perfect time.
Poinsettias have become a staple during the holiday season,
the plant is sold every year, and most homes have a few.
It has become a family tradition to design a special cake that represents the season.
The poinsettias above will adorn our christmas cake this year.
- 33, 30, 28 and 26 gauge white wire
- Fine needle nose pliers
- Embroidery scissors
- Wire cutters
- Fine groved needle nose pilers
- Green floral tape
- Art brushes, (http://bit.ly/1KLwAN1)
- Fresh mat
- A-ceto knife
- Jem poinsettia cutters or global sugar
- Foam board, (http://bit.ly/1ZcyWMD)
- Ball tool
- Poinsettia bract and leaf veiner, (http://bit.ly/1NCuLQN)
- Dresden tool, (http://bit.ly/1TtXprZ)
- Groove board, (http://bit.ly/1L6KRC7)
- Flower paste/fondant rolling pin
- Steamer, optional
- 120 guauge thread
- Petal dust: Vine, Forest,Ruby, Poinsettia red, Aubergine, and Sunflower
- Sugartex, mimosa
- Flower paste, red,(http://bit.ly/1kMZ9B9)
- -flower paste
- Food paste, (http://bit.ly/1kMZ9B9)
- Egg white/ glue
I find if you dust your bracts and centre while still pliable the colour pops and has depth.
Once the paste has dried completely steam your poinsettias.
Watch the video below to see how I created the poinsettias.
Once you have poinsettias made you can save them for the next year.
Wrap in foam and place in an box.