I just logged into Etsy to start adding my new Valentine printable to my shop and a quick glance at the new listings lead me to these:
Oh good heavens I’m dying over here looking at these PeeGee green/pink hydrangea sugar flowers! Yes, these are sugar! Can you believe it?!?! You could eat these beauties! I wonder what a hydrandgea flower tastes like?
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I’ve always dreamed of throwing or styling a party themed around these delicate flowers so I could decorate cupcakes with tiny little hydrangea flowers or decorate a cake with a light fluttering of petals. Oh be still my heart these hydrangeas are so lovely! So I started looking around and found my other favorite, the gorgeous blooming peony.
Yes, again these are sugar. I am imagining a tiered cake with these pink kissed peonies dancing all over a light pink buttercream.
Really, when I say favorite I really mean favorite! My garden is overflowing with hydrangeas and peonies and that’s about it. Of course there are a few hosta’s thrown in for good leafy measure, but my love really lies with the hydrangeas and peonies, and now with these sugar representations, oh my!
Seriously, I keep scrolling up to gaze at these lovelies! Who made these beauties you ask? Why I found these at Sweet Petal Bakery on Etsy. Anna of Sweet Petal Bakery has received quite a bit of press for her beautifully crafted (and affordable!!!) gum paste/ fondant flowers. So I ask myself, how in the world did I miss these?!?! I’m not sure, but just in case you missed them too, here’s a shout out for you to check out her shop! There are many more stunning flowers in her shop for you to swoon over, singles and bunches and branches. And don’t forget the cute cupcake toppers. Who doesn’t love a pinwheel?
I love to bake my own cakes for our celebrations, and while I am getting better and have created my first fondant covered cake, I will never craft my own sugar flowers. I know my limits. There are some things I can make or try to make, but the others I purchase from those who can really do it! The next time I have a cake or cupcakes in need of flowering, I know where I’m going. Seriously, those hydrangeas!