Lilac Wonder Tulip

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 2 Days allowing for drying times

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  • 80g Light Green Coloured Flower Paste
  • 50g White Flower Paste

Paints and Dusts

  • Dried albumen coloured with light brown for pollen
  • White (Petal Dust)
  • Grey (Petal Dust)
  • Spring Green (Petal Dust)
  • African Violet (Petal Dust)
  • Aubergine (Petal Dust)
  • Chestnut (Petal Dust)
  • Nutkin Brown (Petal Dust)
  • Buttercup (Petal Dust)
  • Primrose (Petal Dust)
  • Frosted iris(Petal Dust)
  • Plum(Petal Dust)


  • White Vegetable Fat
  • Crisco
  • Edible Glue
  • Corn Flour
  • Paper Towel
  • Kitchen Foil
  • Nile Light Green Floristry Tape

Recipe For Glaze

  • Isopropyl Alcohol 75 % + confectioners liquid glaze 25 % = (¼ glaze) strength for petals & leaves that require no shine

See course notes on lesson 4 to find out about the veiners and moulds used.


  • Craft Knife
  • Mini Palette Knife


  • Wire Texturing Brush
  • Various Sizes of painting brushes

Modelling Tools

  • Tulip Leaf
  • Tulip petal veiner set from
  • Sugar Flower Studio tulip pistil set of 3 moulds
  • Ball Tools
  • Dresden Tool
  • Scriber Tool

Cakey Tools

  • Corn Flour Dusting Bag
  • Non Stick Board
  • Non Slip Mat
  • Stay Fresh Mat or Plastic Folder
  • Non Stick Petal Flower Pad
  • Non Stick Rolling Pin (Small)
  • Paint Palette


  • Oasis to support the project
  • Curved Fine Tip Scissors
  • Mini Pliers
  • Smooth Edged Angled Tweezers
  • Steamer

Looks too good to eat, doesn't it? Robert introduces us to his stunningly realistic Lilac Wonder Tulip. Intermediate to advanced level cake decorators will love this tutorial, and should allow take two to three days to create, allowing for drying time.

This design, as you may have noticed, doesn't actually contain any cake - but it does make an incredible cake decoration or topper. Imagine a simple white cake with this beautiful tulip sat on top - perfect for a wedding or any special occasion. Robert's edible flowers have even been known to be part of a bride's bouquet... that's how realistic they can be!

This tutorial covers many different skills including working freehand and using more advanced tools than cutters, advanced dust work, creating fine detail with everyday objects, various ways to glaze for different finishes and much more.

We'd love to see your take on the Lilac Wonder Tulip -  share your snaps with us on our Facebook page!


Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes is a completely self-taught sugar crafter. He learnt through reading books and studying the anatomy of flowers and foliage and wished he had access to classes and teachers to learn from, so he now does just this and travel far and wide teaching students how to create beautifully realistic sugar flowers and foliage. One of his particular skills is recreating life-size botanically correct blooms which he show-cases as pieces of art.
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