This cake has painted flowers on it, and I decided to paint the gumpaste peony to match it. This was one of the peonies I made by using the petals from a peony in my yard as a pattern, so it had a lot of smaller individual petals. I painted them with the same colors that I used on the flowers so they would mimic the flat flowers. I plan on doing more of that because I just like how it looks.
The other interesting thing about this cake was the way that I did the painted flowers. I'll be putting a tutorial up about it next week on the blog ;)