What Cutters To Use For Delphinium Gumpaste Flowers?

Decorating By tanyacakes Updated 5 Aug 2010 , 12:51pm by mpetty

tanyacakes Posted 19 Jun 2006 , 6:11pm
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Anyone ever make/attempted to make delphinium gumpaste flowers? What cutter did you use for the petal? Is it similar enough to another flower petal cutter to use? Is there a website which sells it? I already checked scott clark wooley's website and did not find a cutter for it among his cutters for sale.

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CauldronCakeBaker Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 2:25am
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I know this is an old post, but did you ever find a cutter for making Delphinium gumpaste flowers? Im going to need some for a wedding cake in July and I need to get started on them soon. What did you end up doing? Because Im not finding much either in cutters or ready made flowers. Thanks!

Carmelo Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 6:23pm
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I am also interested. Delphiniums are my wedding flower for my own wedding cake and I'm very curious on how to make them.

mpetty Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 6:45pm
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I Googled delphiniums and came up with photos of varieties that looked fairly different from each other, so it's kind of hard to say. I would think you could use rose petal cutters for some of the varieties I saw. I'll bet Scott Clark Woolley has instructions for them somewhere in his books/DVDs.

Carmelo Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 7:14pm
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I'm going to take it on to make some instructions. I think I can do it. I'll keep you in the loop. Thanks mpetty.

mpetty Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 11:04pm
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Definitely let us know how it turns out!

Carmelo Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 11:44pm
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i got in touch with tonya by email. she sent me some pictures of them that are on her website and some instructions. she suggests that you use either a 5 petal cutout or a calyx cutout. shape as necessary. I will definitely post the ones that I do.

Carmelo Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:16pm
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Well... you tell me how it looks.

mpetty Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 11:06pm
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I liked the middle one, too. Just curious, will you be using individual blossoms or wiring a bunch of them up the stalk?

Carmelo Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 11:58pm
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well, i'm making these for my wedding cake. i mostly plan on a white cake with blue hearts here and there and just a few delphiniums for accents. I'll most likely do individual blossoms.

the back of the delphinium is a little weird. imagine a rose with the stalk coming in from the side at a 45 degree angle while the petals carry on.

top left one on this picture

its like they got a mucked up petal. I would like to get the one i'm making as close to real as possible.

mpetty Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 12:51pm
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That's actually a weird little "tail" on the back of the petal. Maybe you could just pinch the end of the top petal and pull it backward?

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