Making Flowers, Etc.

Decorating By DEBBIEJ Updated 9 May 2005 , 5:15am by littlebubbieschocolates

DEBBIEJ Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:01pm
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I AM NEW AT THIS AND WANT TO TRY AND MAKE FLOWERS, DESIGNS ON MY UPCOMING CAKES. CAN I USE REGULAR ICING FOR THIS OR DO I NEED TO USE SOMETHING LIKE ROYAL ICING. I REALLY WANT THE DECORATIONS TO BE EDIBLE AND NOT HARD. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING. THANK YOU!

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thecakemaker Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:04pm
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you can make flowers with regular icing depending on what kind of flower you want. just use a stiff icing so the flowers hold their shape.

debbie

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:16pm
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Hi Debbie...what kind of flowers are you thinking of making? You could use candy clay for some or buttercream...

DEBBIEJ Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:16pm
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH

DEBBIEJ Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:17pm
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I wanted to start with simply flowers - roses look so hard to make.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Debbie

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:27pm
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You could do drop flowers. These are very easy. What do you think?

thecakemaker Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:30pm
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drop flowers would be a good start

Debbie

DEBBIEJ Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 6:34pm
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That's what I thought - Thank you very much

greencargirl Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 10:27pm
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i made roses with mmf... it's the only thing i CAN make... i can't get any other flower to look right using this stuff... and i have no talent whatsoever using bc or any kind of icing

blessBeckysbaking Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 11:16am
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thats funny I can do most flower except the drop flower I think it becuse I'm left handed and I haven't learned the lily nails flowers try the wild rose in bc it is real easy!

KayDay Posted 2 May 2005 , 11:04pm
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I also am lefthanded, I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that I am not too adept at the flowers myself. If anyone has any leftie tips or tricks to help out, please let me know! Also I have tons of books on making flowers is there any one that someone knows is tried and true..or just a very good one?

littlebubbieschocolates Posted 9 May 2005 , 5:15am
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im also left handed but i dont really have a problem with making drop flowers tho..u could buy the tips they may help. i have 2 but ive never used them .. icon_cool.gif

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