Monday, 1 September 2014

Spring Baking

 Am I the only one who has never heard of 'rainbow roses?'
Tell me, please.
 I spied these beauties at The Grounds in Alexandria, Sydney.
Frankly, I fell in love.
There's a fair bit of frippery involved in making these. Google told
me that you have to split the stems; three ways; and pop the stems in dyes.
Well, I never.

How's your Spring going?
I had a lovely weekend, fashioning fleurs.
Boring the Dog of the Year witless.
Who subsequently had to spend hours staring at the flooring.
Hoping it would open up and a side of beef might appear.
While I dyed.
Yellow and purple.

 Trimmed and sized.
Dried and shaped.

 I did a bit of Spring baking.
Shaping and drying those thermoplastic petals.
Keeping a certain eye on the oven timer and temperature.


How's your spare time?
If you have got it, pop into to the Brisbane Arcade and check out the boutiques, including
The Hat Box's Spring collection.
Window shop.
 There's some pretty fleurs around.
It's not quite Paris, but it is all we've got.
And, it's lovely.



  1. I was expecting to see CAAAAKE!

    but those roses are amaze!
    I want to see what you put your yellow and purple roses on. I love that colour combo x

    1. I'll snap the fleurs when I get them on a base. They are really light to wear. It's a fun look. :D

  2. The fleurs look amazing. I love rainbow flowers, so gorgeous!! Poor dog, bless. Happy September my dear, I hope you have a gorgeous new month :))) xxx

    1. Thank you, Dolls. The rainbow roses are very 'you'. X

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    1. They are crazy aren't they! Get yourself some!! They aren't far away from your neck of the woods.

  4. Razzle dazzle Flora, those roses are smashing! As for the Brisbane Arcade, well it's been a favourite spot since I was a tot. A jar of BoPeep lollies from Darrell Lea were a must have on a trip to 'town' back in my day ;-) The Diva and I are scheming to find a way to visit there this week. Thanks for the tip off!

    1. That's gorgeous. So sad Darrell Lea has left. Get in and have a look around. Xx

  5. HaHa Flora! I've never seen rainbow roses. It's a first for me to! I love the flowers you created. The colors are gorgeous.

  6. The arcade looks beautiful! Such stunning decorations :)

    I am in love with your purple flower too, it's so pretty! :)

    Those rainbow roses are beautiful - I've heard of them and seen how to make them, but never come across anywhere that sells them before.

    Away From The Blue

    1. The rainbow roses amaze. I want to try to make some!!! Any tips? Haven't seen them in Brisbane ever. Xx

  7. Rainbow roses- so clever. Reminds me of rainbow ice creams which I can't get enough of at the moment x