Pulled sugar is sugar which has been heated and specially handled so that it turns into a glossy and smooth mass. It is used to make a variety of shapes and ornaments, such as flowers, bubbles and bows, for showpieces or as decorations on cakes.
We don't get much demand for pulled sugar flowers on cakes, and we don't make them. I know HOW to make pulled sugar, but you need lots and lots of practice to be good at it.
We were treated to the best possible sugar flower experience this weekend. A plethora of sugar decorations were ordered by the mother of the bride from a sugar artist in Pell City, and we got to play put them on the cake.
The lady who made the flowers called me with detailed instructions on how to unpack, plan and place the flower pieces on the cake. So the first thing we did was to separate the flower parts out by type of flower (or bow loop or leaf) and by tier. Then we just had to transfer the parts to the real cake.
It took two of us three hours.
We had SOOOO MUCH FUN! And the finished cake was simply stunning.
All that chocolate goodness was garnished with fresh pears, figs and grapes. Plus red orchids, eucalyptus flowers and lemon leaves. OMG, gorgeous!
Please, can we do it again?