|Buds for the top part of the stems|
They're teeny, teeny tiny.
So I made some, but they're slightly bigger than the real thing, just by virtue of the fact that my eyes were crossing when I was trying to make them smaller.
|Hollow out the center a tiny bit for a slightly opened bud|
When I was trying to wire them then shape them they wouldn't hold the wires well. The only way that I could find that other people had made them was to make the bells out of a solid piece of gumpaste, then they shaped the little petals. I wanted them to be a little more hollow, but there wouldn't be enough paste to hold the wire then.
|Lots of tiny buds|
Some other tips would be to use white wire and paint it a light green for the stems, and yellow on the inside of the flower.
Here are the steps I came up with as being the fastest way to get these made:
|Get a ball of paste about the size of a real flower. Tiny.|
|Make a Mexican hat and cut the petal shape. I used a 5-petal cutter, real LOTV have six, though.|
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA