My DIL-to-be wants hydrangeas on her wedding cake, as that is going to be the flower in her bouquet. I am beginning to hate the bloomin things. Not the easiest of flowers to make. I had bought various hydrangea cuttters, but non of them seemed to be of any use - either too large or too small, so have ended up using my small Christmas Rose cutter.
I sat and played on Wed and made some prototypes for the centres and the blossoms to get the feel of the flower and what I wanted to achieve, never having made them before.
Today I have finished making 90 centres and started on the petals and creating the blossoms. It has been a bit one step forward, one back, as having made 6 blossoms, 3 disintegrated!
This is what I have achieved so far - a long way to go yet. I have about 60 or so blossoms to make! The blossoms look huge in this picture, but if you realise I am holding them in my fingers you can see they aren't that big really!