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A refreshing change from roses, camellias give you the look of a flower with many petals but without the fuss of creating perfect spirals. The colours range from white, to beautiful soft pinks, dark pink and reds, and they are an iconic design symbol in the fashion house of Chanel. The instructions here make a beautiful open bloom, perfect to use as a stunning statement flower on top of small or individual cakes. If you wish to use them in an arrangement, simply hang them to dry so the finished camellias are shaped to fit well next to other flowers.
- Look at photos of real camellias for inspiration on petal placement and flower fullness. Some camellias are very symmetrical while others are more loosely shaped.
- The entire camellia flower can be created using the notched petals if desired.