After researching, I didn't realize that the Peony flower had such an abundance of petals. Which means, it takes longer to do. It was stressful for a bit, trying to find the right tools and materials for the peony but it worked out with a week to go.
A blessing, also, showed to give me a helping hand... Lynn (bro-in-law's girl)! She is a cake decorator and I sorta asked her to give me a hand. We laboured for 2 hours to create 5 blossoms! Whew! It worked! We are happy! A small hitch, paper towels used to open blossoms stuck to the petals and created breakages! Since I knew how to make them, it was easier to re-make 3 more blossoms and repaired the broken ones!
I thought I have been mispronouncing the word, PEONY! I said, peyaknee and I was correct to say Pe-Oh-knee! But, Auntie Nelles, who was a former florist said that it's a Potato, Pohtatoh thing! So I felt better.
So without further adieu, here is final result of the hard work and I must say I am very happy.
Vanilla Chiffon with Mango Buttercream and Mango Syrup
The party was great. It was nice to see the cousin-in-laws and all the Aunties and Uncles! It was such a nice day despite the early morning 5am wake-up schedule to catch the ferry.
The cake was a hit and I beam like a proud mama when my little boy sang Tomorrow (Annie) accompanied by Renee on piano.