How Did I Do? My First Gumpaste Flowers!

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Euphoriabakery Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 2:27am
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So Here is a pic of teh cake I made today for my sister. She loves Gardenias, so I attempted to make them out of gumpaste. These are my first gumpaste flowers so any advice would be appreciated! And also my first time doing any freehand embroidery. What do you guys think? Any comments good or bad will be appreciated!
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lasidus1 Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 2:33am
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very pretty! i'm still trying to get the gumpaste thin enough to even make flowers icon_redface.gif . i really like the leaves a lot, did you make those too? they look very very real.

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Euphoriabakery Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 2:52am
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Thanks! Yes the leaves are gumpaste as well.

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jo_ann Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:00am
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Very pretty. Hard to believe it's your first time making them. I also like your freehand embroidery. I've been afraid icon_cry.gif to try either of them. I have actually been eyeing my can of gumpaste but am trying to work up my nerve to even attempt a simple flower.

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CarolAnn Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:13am
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I think your gardenias turned out beautiful!! Practice makes perfect your flowers will only get more beautiful. I am impressed! Great job!

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yassy Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:32am
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Are you sure this was your first time because your gardenias look great.well done thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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Euphoriabakery Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:40am
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Yes, definitely my first. I just learned fondant roses recently, but have only started with gumpaste this past week! My girls went to visit their grammy who was on spring break, so I had lots of free time! I attempted tulips too, but haven't quite finished those! I haven't quite got the hang of getting florist wires wrapped and inserted into the flowers! If I ever get tehm done I will post them!

thanks for all the compliments!

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PennySue Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:43am
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Wow, very pretty!

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Helendelk Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 3:44am
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THEY ARE WONDERFUL!!! GREAT JOB thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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krzz18 Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 4:42am
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ive actually spelled birthday wrong b4 2!

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SANDRAAMADOR Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 4:44am
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they are just beautiful

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SarahJane Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:55am
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Beautiful Job. I tried to make gumpaste roses once. It made me crazy. Haven't tried it since. Your are beautiful. You give me HOPE. icon_smile.gif

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Euphoriabakery Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 6:13am
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they are just beautiful




Oh Crap!! Guess I need to go try and squeeze that H in!!! Thanks for pointing it out. Luckily no one will see the cake until tomorrow!

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Euphoriabakery Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 6:44am
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ive actually spelled birthday wrong b4 2!




oops quoted the wrong person, seems I am having some issues tonight! Okay, well it's not perfect but at least it's spelled right now!
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pinkopossum Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 10:06am
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Wow! Great flowers, Euphoria! Hard to believe these are your first. thumbs_up.gif

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Crimsicle Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 12:08pm
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Euphoriabakery - Gardenias are one of my favorites, too and those certanly do look like gardenias to me! Nice job.

lasidus1 - the next time you try gumpaste, give Tylose a try. It makes a much stretchier, stronger paste that can be rolled really, really thin. And the finished flowers are like concrete. Recipe is on Nicholas Lodge's website. They sell the powder, too...but lots of other places do as well. Good luck!

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craftst3 Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 1:53pm
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Your flowers are beautiful. They look like they are real. You give my hope that with a lot more practice I will be able to make something that looks like that.

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kaykakes Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 1:58pm
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very pretty. I have not tried this yet, but after looking at your first ones I think I will. Hope mine turn out hald as lovely. Keep up the good work!

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mamacc Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 2:01pm
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Beautiful roses!! They came out great!

LOL, I've spelled birthday wrong before too!

crimsicle- can you add tylose to ready made gumpaste?

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Crimsicle Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 1:08am
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I suspect you can. I know you can add it to fondant. I haven't a clue about the quantities, though. I just love the stuff....wish I could find a big jar of it, but no luck so far.

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DIAELI Posted 17 Apr 2006 , 11:02pm
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what a pretty cake, loved your gardenia's

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jennsmom Posted 17 Apr 2006 , 11:28pm
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Beautiful gardenias. Good Job thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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sweetsuccess Posted 18 Apr 2006 , 1:26am
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I love your roses---I still stuggle with roses. Great job!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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dornosfam Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 12:02am
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Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to make gumpaste gardenias?

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milkmaid42 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 8:00pm
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Hi
There is a thread on making gumpaste gardenias. You will find written instructions on page 3, and finished flower photo on page 4.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=454873&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=30

Hope this helps.

Jan

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Ninky Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 10:20pm
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Hi, I think you did a wonderful job as well.
To those who have not given flowers a go, do try, once you got one flower its not hard to do others. I did a short course in flower making. I came home and got my husband to take a video of me going step by step through the making of that flower for future reference. I put a finished flower in a ziplock bag with the cutters and the instructions, so glad I went to that trouble as years later I could come back to that flower and make it no problem.

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 5:22am
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Originally Posted by Euphoriabakery

So Here is a pic of teh cake I made today for my sister. She loves Gardenias, so I attempted to make them out of gumpaste. These are my first gumpaste flowers so any advice would be appreciated! And also my first time doing any freehand embroidery. What do you guys think? Any comments good or bad will be appreciated!


Your flowes turned out nice....I remember my first ones many years ago...my roses looked more like cabbages!

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