Pretty, Pretty Peony. This is such a beautiful flower. Although very time consuming, the end results are well worth the time. Sugar paste flowers takes several days to dry, if this type of flower is what you would like to have on your cake, please make certain that you place the order at least two full weeks in advance. The petals as well as the bud, needs to be completely dry before handling. It is heart breaking to make such a pretty creation, only to have it fall apart due to handling before completely dried. These flowers can also be a keepsake, they will last for many years.