If you post it...everyone can enjoy with a lot less work for you.
I like a copy please. My email is email@example.com
I have a question for you, I have never done gumpaste yet, do you have to add something to it before you make things with it?
i think that would be a lot easier too!!!
Hi to everyone who has requested a copy of the instructions. I had no idea there would be this much interest. If somebody could tutor me through how to post the instructions so that it would be easily accessed by all, please help.
I am not very skilled at "computerese", so please give step by step instructions.
Antie G please cancel my PM and here is my E-
firstname.lastname@example.org - also in need for your instructions.
Would love to see this posted also! Even tho I am a newbie to gumpaste!
Hello auntiG thank you for sharing your knowledge with everyone. I love gardenias and it would be wonderful to learn how to make them. i started working with gumpaste a few months ago ang I love it. Here is my e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you very, very much.
I am so greatful to receive the gardenia handout. I can't wait till my days off so I can start practicing. I'm sorry to create such a land slide of request for them. If you don't mind, would you like me to post them on here for you. I'm not that much of a puter whiz, but I do get by. I appreciate all ya'lls help that I receive here, that's the least I could do for you.
Let me know,
It's me again. I forgot to mention, I checked out your www, and I'm proud to say, "I KNOW YOU!" well not actually know you personally, but I did see the episode of Sugar Rush that you were on. I watch every episode, although they are all re-runs now. Your cakes are absolutey amazing.
Your New BFF Susan
Hello Auntie G...Please send me a copy of instructions as well... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much sisspence for offering to post those for her. I am looking forward to seeing and doing them.
I don't mind at all, considering all the help ya'll give here. I'm just waiting on AuntieG's O.K. I don't want to step on anyones toes here.
She's a Texas girl too... and you know what we say...
'DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS"
Thank you sooooo much for the offer. Yes, please post for me, because I don't know how to do anything but simple stuff on the computer. Did I send you a picture of the finished product? If not, let me know so you can post it with the instructions. It will make more sense to anyone wanting to follow the instructions.
Thank you for the kind words. I enjoying sharing, but I have been overwhelmed with requests, not only the posted ones, but with lots of pms.
Thanks again, let me know if I can be of further help.
It's a pleasure for me to be helping someone for a change. No I didn't get the pic of finished flower, just the pics that were with the instructions on the hand out.
I am going to attempt to post it now, wish me luck.
Begin by forming a shallow bowl approximately 5 inches in diameter from aluminum foil.
Next, cut and vein three to five leaves from gum paste that has been colored dark green. I used a large rose petal
cutter. To give them a pretty sheen, brush with a mixture of dark green color mixed with lemon extract or Everclear alcohol. Arrange them in the center of the foil bowl. Slightly overlap at the bases of the leaves, and moisten where they overlap with a small amount of gum glue.
Thin and stretch 6 petals. Roll the long sides under and attach to the leaves with a small amount of gum glue. Space them equally. These petals are what gives the Gardenia its characteristic pinwheel look.
Next, shape a short, plump cone of gumpaste and set aside. Using a round cutter approximately one inch in diameter cut 5 small round petals from gumpaste rolled medium thin. Slightly thin the edges, then vein with a rose petal veiner brushed with a small amount of Silk White luster dust. Attach the petals in a spiral shape around the cone. Cut away any excess from the bottom and set aside. Allow the cone to dry while you prepare the remainder of the petals.
Using a round cutter approximately two inches in diameter cut approximately 12 petals from gumpaste rolled medium thin. Slightly thin the edges and vein with a rose petal veiner lightly dusted with Silk White luster dust. As you finish each petal, lay it on either large bubble wrap, or egg crate type foam. This will allow the petals to firm up and dry slightly in a more natural shape. Before the petals are too dry, begin attaching them in a circular, overlapping pattern on top of the leaves. Prop some of the petals with small pieces of tissue, foam, or fiber batting to give them some movement.
When you have completed the circle of petals, slightly moisten the bottom of your finished cone and place it in the center of the petals. Add more petals as needed to blend in the cone. Be sure to maintain the spiral effect that is unique to the Gardenia.
Woohoo! We're going to make flowers. Thanks ya'll.
I am attempting to post a picture of the finished Gardenia. If I am unsuccessful, would one of you who received it, and know how to post it please try? There were step by step pictures, but I think maybe they take up too much room.
Oh my goodness! I must have hit the "submit" button too many times. Help, please. How do I remove at least two of these. This is embarrassing.
Don't worry about it. LOL! They are so beautiful Thanks again to both of you.
Wow, gorgeous flowers, and great instructions.
Thank you for the instructions. The gardenia is beautiful
AuntieG--I can almost smell those gardenias...mmmmmm.
Can't wait to have some "spare" time to try making my own.
I saw that you post the instructions but what happen to the step by step photos. Can any body reposted as an attachment and we all can have this great instruction with the photos.
Wow, your sugarpaste is so WHITE! What brand or recipe do you use?
Thanks so much for posting the instructions. That is a stunning flower!
First, sprinkle 3 teaspoons of Tylose powder on a work surface, then place one pound of fondant on top of it and knead in thoroughly. If you rub your hands with shortening first, it will make the job easier. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let sit for several hours or overnight. It will feel pretty hard by the next day, but you should be able to knead it back to a softer consistency. You can make flowers or anything else that needs to be strong with this mixture, but it does not stand up to humidity extremely well.
Second step: (and the one I use most often) Take a recipe of Royal Icing, (one or two cups) and quickly stir in three or four teaspoons of Tylose powder, mixing very thoroughly. Turn it out on a work surface smeared with shortening, and knead very thoroughly, adding about two teaspoons of shortening in the process by smearing it on your hands as you knead. After it is thoroughly mixed, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and set aside.
Mix half/and half of the first recipe and the second recipe together for a very good paste. You can freeze the excess until needed, and it will keep in the refrigerator for quite awhile.
Hi ya'll, sorry about the step by step photos, for some reason I couldn't get them to post. I even tried copy/paste with no success. I'll see if I get figure it out. Sorry
I did a demonstration on gum paste Gardenias at the recent ICES Convention in Omaha. If you would like a copy of my handout, let me know how I can email or otherwise post it, and I will be glad to send it to you.
AuntieG: I would love a copy of the instructions. You can email them to me at email@example.com. I just today received and finished watching your dvd on roses and pearl edged bows. You are fantastic!!! Thanks so much.
Auntie G could i please get that from you also. Thanks!!
Hi Sandra. Thanks so much. I am so glad you enjoyed the DVD. If you will look back on this page of posts, you will see the instructions posted (thanks to sisspence) along with a picture of the finished gardenia. I have also posted my recipe for gum paste.