Sweet Magnolia Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

This month’s guest instructor is the one-and-only Sara Weber of Sara’s Sweets in Austin, Texas.

Sara brings us a dosey of a cake design, complete with saucer magnolias, rustic wooden fence planks, a bee-utiful bee bas relief design and a botanical watercolor flower illustration tying several techniques into one seamless cake.

2:07:01 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make magnolia sugar flowers, leaves and floral arrangements
  • Learn how to create a rustic wooden plank design that mimics a fence
  • Sara’s technique to transfer a botanical flower illustration onto a cake tier
  • How to create a bas relief design using several different molds

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the magnolia centers 1:59
  2. Making the stamens 4:30
  3. Dusting the center 7:48
  4. Adding pollen 8:22
  5. Making the buds 11:27
  6. Making Magnolia petals 17:41
  7. Making Magnolia leaves 25:59
  8. Dusting the petals 33:55
  9. Steaming the petals 42:21
  10. Dusting the leaves 45:07
  11. Dipping the leaves 47:20
  12. Dusting the buds 49:55
  13. Flower assembly 52:15
  14. Assembling the leaves 57:32
  15. Making the wooden planks 59:12
  16. Creating the wood grain 1:08:18
  17. Coloring the wood 1:10:37
  18. Attaching planks to cake tier 1:13:36
  19. Transfer images to cake tier 1:18:24
  20. Painting watercolor flowers 1:22:43
  21. Making the bee bas relief 1:34:16
  22. Tips for working with bas relief 1:40:44
  23. Applying bas relief to cake tier 1:44:06
  24. Assembling the tiers 1:46:48
  25. Bringing bas relief down 1:50:32
  26. Watercolor wash 1:52:36
  27. Adding the final shine 1:55:15
  28. Adding flowers 1:56:16
  29. Adding the bees 1:59:52
  30. Adding moss 2:01:40
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