In may Poppies are the flowers that color, the fields with bright shades. Here's how to bring them on your table coated with sugar.

Equipment:

three square cakes in measuring 15-20-25 cm , h 12,

1 tray coated with white sugar paste measuring 35 cm per side,

white cover sugar paste,

flower pastes, food colors in brown, red, green, ivory powder,

edible glue,

tweezers,

flower threads,

earwigs,

brushes,

black cotton thread,

circular cutters of various sizes,

cotton ribbons (red and ecru )

Method:

1 Roll out the dough.

2 Place it on the base brushed with a layer of gelatin, make the upper part adhere first, then define the corners. Cover all three bases.

3 Take the 20 cm side and using the tool leaf shaping tool, with the tip to mark the fine lines, which you will then go over with the flat part to make them more biting.

4 This will be the result.

5 Take a piece of white flower paste and color a pinch of ivory and brown color to get a strong colored cord.

6 Roll out two sheets not too thin, a white one that will be cut out with the circular cutter about 3 cm in diameter, the other rope to make circles with the cutter about 2.5 cm.

7 Lengthen the small circles obtained with the rolling pin.

8 Spread a veil of sugar glue vertically in the center of the larger circle.

9 Overlap the rope circle on the white, repeat with the glue as before and close the circle in half pressing only where there is the glue leaving the side wings raised.

10 with a small knife cut in half and let the petals so obtained dry.

11 Start decorating the sides of the cake gluing your petals..

12 Here is the obtained result.

13 From a white flower pastry sheet cut out a rectangle measuring 10 x 28 and let it dry.

14/15 Roll out the dough colored rope and using various measures of circular cutter cut out many circles.

16/17 Glue the various circles on the rectangle positioning them without a precise rule.

18 This is how it should look once almost finished..

19/20 For the poppy : with the white flower paste prepare a small ball, take the flower wire n ° 20 and with the pincer create a small hook that will be heated very well and that we will insert into the ball lengthening a little and making it adhere well to the underwire.

21 Cut out a daisy with the smaller cutter, check the petals and cut them in the center, the result will then be rounded off with the help of the fingers.

23 Like this.

24/25 Glue the bead on the ball previously prepared by placing it well in the center.

26 Spread the flower paste on the flower board, the one with the grooves, thin it well in the outer part and cut out with the poppy cutter.

27 Prepare four petals of two different sizes.

28 Insert the flower wire n ° 26 into the thick groove of the petal half way up making the paste adhere well.

29 Place the petal in the star-spotted starch and press.

30 Here is the result.

31 Place the petals on the sponge mat and gently move the ball tool to the outermost edge to make it thinner.

32 Let the petals dry in special molds.

33 With the green flower paste, prepare a drop and place it on the well-heated flower wire n ° 24 making it adhere well.

34 Using a tweezers, pinch the dough to create the realistic effect of the closed bud and cut vertically in half to simulate the opening.

35 Now make the freshly opened bud: prepare a white ball mounted on the flower wire No. 24.

36/37 With the round cutter about 3 cm cut out 3 white petals from the white paste and veil them.

38 Paste the first petal embracing the bud.

39 Then attach the other two petals facing each other.

40 Approach the petals to the bud.

41/42 From the green paste cut two sepals and curl them with the ball tool.

43/44 Pinch them with tweezers and glue them to the bud.

45/46/47 Cut the leaf, insert the underwire and veil it with the appropriate tool, finish with the ball tool on the edge.

48 Take back the central capsule of the poppy and draw some lines with the brown marker.

49/50 Sfumatela with the color in green powder.

51 For the stamens, take the black thread and create a ring that we will block with a thin metal thread.

52 Cut the ring on the opposite side, put the capsule in the center, distributing the various fillets well and block everything with gutta percha.

53/54/57/58 With the dye in red powder begin to blend the petals on both sides and the open bud.

55 With the black color, create the classic shade of the petal's attachment.

56/59/60 With the green dye, shade the sepals, the closed bud and the leaves.

61/62/63/64 With green gutta-percha covered the underwire half-way.

66 Take the smallest petal and fix it around the central capsule with the gutta, then the second petal fix it in front of it.

67 Fasten the two larger petals on the opposite side.

69 Join two white wires n ° 26 with white gutta-percha and prepare a small drop with the light ivory paste that will be the first grain of wheat.

70 Insert it onto the underwire blocking it with a drop of glue and incise it in the middle.

71 Prepare different white underwire n ° 28 with the same number of grains of wheat glued to about two cm from the tip and engraved, let them dry.

72 Begin to assemble the ear by joining the grains of wheat around the two central wires, fixing them with the white gutta.

73 Continue until you have 12-13 turns.

74 Gradient with light beige dye powder.

75 Combine the ear with the rest of the flowers and add ecru and red ribbons of different sizes.

76 Paste with isomalt or ice, the composition thus obtained on the previously prepared rectangle and finish by attaching the rectangle to the cake with the same procedure

 
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