Gelatin Flowers

Decorating By bush1 Updated 23 Jul 2009 , 12:15am by ncaggie68

bush1 Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 7:55pm
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I was reading a thread last night about classes being offered in Michigan. One of the cc members was trying to get advice on which classes to take. One of those classes was for gelatin flowers so I did an internet search and was able to find out a little more about them. Of course, I decided to try it first thing this morning. Wanted to share the final result. They are not perfect but I think pretty good for a first try.
LL

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sandie Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 8:05pm
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I love it, where did you find the instructions ?

BakerBea Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 8:12pm
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bumping

irisinbloom Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 8:27pm
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WOW , this is really pretty, how is it madeicon_smile.gif

bush1 Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 8:50pm
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O.K. please be patient with me in explaining this:

Things needed:

Needle nose pliers
24 guage wire
unflavored gelatin
color of choice
glass bowls
styrofoam to rest the petals on

You can modify the following amounts based on the flowers you will be making. To make the above flower, mix 1 part gelatin to 3 parts water. I used 2 teaspoons gelatin and 6 teaspoons water for each individual color. Place the mixture in the microwave for about 13 seconds. Remove, add color and stir slowly so that you can reduce the air bubbles. You will pretty much have to use your judgment as to when the mixture is the right consistency. I waited about 4 minutes before I attempted to place the formed petals in the mixture one at a time. I played with the wire to get the petals that you see in the pic. this should be done ahead of time. Put your petal flat in the mixture(have enough of a stem to hold onto) and move it around in the mixture. I held the petal with my right hand while slowly turning the bowl and pulling the petal up at the same time. It took many tries before I was able to get the first petal to come out of the mixture complete.

As you do this, the mixture will get thicker and probably require you to microwave it again. Just keep moving the bowl while you hold the stem and slowly pull up. Put the petal in a styrofoam circle or block and let it sit for a few minutes. It will set very quickly. Once you have a full set, get another piece of wire to form your flower.

I hope this helps.

vpaz24 Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 8:55pm
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I found this link. It's pretty much exactly what bush1 describes to do.

http://www.frostatiers.com/demo2005Feb.htm

bush1 Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 10:25pm
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Thanks for finding the link. I couldn't find it. It does not tell you to let the gelatin sit before attempting to form your flowers. I didn't at first but it is necessary to let it get to the right consistency.

dlp Posted 26 Mar 2006 , 11:22pm
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cool idea!!! icon_biggrin.gif

lilie Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 2:49am
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Where in MI is the class?
Cool flowers!
I"m real interested in learning this!

bush1 Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 4:44am
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Go to sugarartworkshops.com and it will tell you about the classes. I posted a new pic in the gallery but I guess I should post it here too.
LL

lastingmoments Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 5:45am
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thats great i love this site

eema2four Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 6:01am
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Ladies, your flowers are lovely, but I think that you should check out

http://www.gelartfloral.com/courses.html

I think it's what was being referred to earlier! icon_wink.gif

yassy Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 11:19am
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these look excellent. l love the way you can still bend them once they are set icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

RuthWells Posted 27 Mar 2006 , 4:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bush1

I was reading a thread last night about classes being offered in Michigan. One of the cc members was trying to get advice on which classes to take. One of those classes was for gelatin flowers so I did an internet search and was able to find out a little more about them. Of course, I decided to try it first thing this morning. Wanted to share the final result. They are not perfect but I think pretty good for a first try.




Wow, that's beautiful! Very etherial.

KHalstead Posted 28 Apr 2006 , 4:45pm
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eema2four..........are those things edible??? Like jello molds??? Do you have any idea what the flowers are made from???

KHalstead Posted 3 May 2006 , 12:37pm
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hey bush1 thanks for the link, I gave it a shot as well.......here are ones I did just messing around to see if I could actually get them to work. They were surprisingly not very difficult to do. icon_lol.gif
LL
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Cakey Posted 3 May 2006 , 12:51pm
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icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif WOW!! KHalstead, those are gorgeous!!! I can't believe you just whipped those up. You are talented! thumbs_up.gif

newcakelady Posted 3 May 2006 , 12:51pm
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Wow!! Those are really beautiful KHalstead!! I guess I know what my next venture will be!! This one looks like it won't cost as much as some of the others. YAY!! thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 3 May 2006 , 6:13pm
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nope......cost me under a dollar and I only used half the pack of gelatin LOL Very cheap!!! Takes a little bit of patience but really is VERY simple!!

bush1 Posted 4 May 2006 , 4:39am
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KHalstead, your flowers are great. Like I told you, it just takes a little bit of patience to get the hang of it. I haven't made any in a while but I think I want to make some for a dummy cake soon. You should be proud!!!!!!!

FLOWERGEL Posted 4 May 2006 , 5:13am
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hello everyone here

this is more on gelatin flowers on wire also i would like for u to see the flowers i do with gelatin this is all with the same gelatin art

http://www.gelartfloral.com/recetas2/Flores.htm

http://www.gelartfloral.com/recetas2/Fondant.htm

hope u enjoy

KHalstead Posted 4 May 2006 , 8:17pm
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flowergel.......those are gorgeous........I love the way you used them I have yet to see them on a cake....boy do they really look nice on one!!! I LOVE the candle too.......awesome idea. I love these flowers they look so much like glass or like sugar art which I wish I could do (have never tried) but this whole cake hobby is expensive enough, I can't imagine what it costs to blow and pulll sugar LOL

bush1 Posted 4 May 2006 , 9:28pm
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Your flowers are gorgeous and they look great the way you have them setup. Khalstead I bought a video on pulled sugar that I haven't watched yet. maybe I can get the hang of it and pass the info. along.

FLOWERGEL Posted 5 May 2006 , 4:07am
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hi everyone here
my mistake ladies yes i know how to do the gelatin flower with wire but i meant in my photos i do gelatin flower all with gelatin
no sugar

sorry for the mistake but i hope u enjoy my photos

mcdonald Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 5:43pm
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I want to make some of these this week end....

babybundt Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 5:44pm
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these look very interesting. i tried to go to the links you posted but they won't come up. something about the url not being right or something. i remember when i was young doing this with some type plastic. dipping the wire in the plastic stuff and letting it set up. you can make some really great poinsettias this way. i may have to give this a try. all the flowers you guys have made are beautiful. keep up the good work.......

Nicolle711 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 6:01pm
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I would like to know if these flower petals, once they have set, are fragile to work with? They seem so delicate icon_eek.gif yet SO beautiful icon_biggrin.gif

bush1 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 6:22pm
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Once the petals are dry they are pretty easy to work with. I made some a couple of years ago and they still look the same as they did when I originally made them. The only thing that could happen is that the petal will pull away from the wires but you just have to kind of keep your fingers away from the actual gelatin.

Nicolle711 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 6:41pm
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Thanks for responding so quickly and thanks for the input. I am curious about these flowers and think I am going to try them this weekend! I just happen to have a box of plain gelatin laying around icon_biggrin.gif

serenelui Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 12:58pm
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Oh wow!! I just stumbled across this post.. the flowers are gorgeous!!! i wanna try these as well but could i just ask.. do i have to dip the petals in the gelatine individually? If so.. how do you later assemble all the petals together to form the flower especially since bush1 mentioned that we can't touch the actual gelatine after it's dry right? So if that's the case i'm just wondering how are you going to shape the individual petals after you combine the petals into a flower? :p

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