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This cake was inspired by my beautiful large lilac poppies that I grew from seed in my new garden. In the Summer they burst into these fantastic delicate flowers which only lasted one day before throwing all the petals around the garden like confetti.

Purple Poppy Celebration Cake

I have never made these flowers before and do not have any metal cutters so I cut off a head and dismantled it. Sometimes they only had 4 petals and sometimes 6. I proceeded to make templates in card of the petals to keep for future use and took a photograph to cross reference with as well.

The center was made first and then the stamens were added after that. The white with a hint of pale lilac petal paste was cut and wires inserted to produce four large petal. Finally they were painted to simulate the patterns on the real flowers; I like my finished flowers to look pretty but not altogether too realistic to show they are handmade.

The cake was completed with a frill down the front that highlights the flower.

If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a similar bespoke style for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area. I am reachable between 1.00pm – 2.00pm in the day and evenings plus weekends. Leave me an email or a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


As I have said in my earlier posts, I look far and wide outside the cake world for inspiration for my cake designs. The idea for this cup cake design came from a haute couture evening handbag that I saw in a high fashion magazine.

The handbag was covered in lots of tiny pink petals which I have recreated by cutting out and hand forming half petal shapes.

Once all the petals were in place the design looked just like I had envisaged. However, I felt that it needed an extra little sparkle, so I added some edible silver balls and glitter.

These are more intricate than some of my other cupcake designs and as such they are priced at £3.50 each, minimum quantity 12. Please  contact me if you would like to place an order for your special occasion.