Gumpaste Dahlia Instructions/tutorial - Anyone?

Decorating By rits Updated 10 Apr 2011 , 5:11pm by srkmilklady

rits Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 5:19pm
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Can anyone help me with a resource for gumpaste Dahlia instructions? None of my books have them - I think I can make it work with the various cutters I have, but I'm hoping someone has some pointers?

I'm taking one apart from my garden as we speak...


Jen N

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antonia74 Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 1:30am
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bumping you up....I'd love to know too!

melkneec Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:33pm
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Bump. No replies yet? I would love to know too. icon_smile.gif

HG0265 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:56pm
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Hi, I did a course on Dahlia's and you will be able to see the flower in my profile. It is hard to explain how I did it but will do my best. We used different sized single petal daisy cutters. Start by making a cone shape, making sure it is smaller than the smallest daisy cutter. Using the smallest cutter, cut around 9 petals and wrap around the cone, overlapping them, having them quite closed at the tip as not to see the cone. Do 2 layers of this. Then use the 2nd size cutter and do the same as above, attaching them in between the first layer. Continue with this method until you come to use the largest cutter. For this you need to attach each petal to a 26g wire and attach them to the rest of the flower. For the largest cutter, you could probably use 14 petals per layer. I hope this helps and make some sense.

sadsmile Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:07pm
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I made one and did it petal by petal. With every row you make the petals a little longer and wider at the rounded tip. I hung it upside down in between gluing petals on. Next time I make one I want to make the dinner plate variety and have it at the stage post full bloom so the petals are have more character. I love the spider dahlias. Those petals are super super thin.

all4cake Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:11pm
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sadsmile, that's gorgeous!

I've no instructions but curiousity made me look up close to perfection can a flower be???

sadsmile Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:14pm
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Yeah dahlias are so gorgeous and there are so many varieties!

jamiekwebb Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:16pm
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Wilton gives really good instructions on those I think....

CakesHeaven Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by jamiekwebb

Wilton gives really good instructions on those I think....

I agree, I'm taking a course and we are using the Wilton Flower cutters and the book that is comes with, this is one of the last flowers. I haven't tried it yet but the instructions seem easy to follow.

jamiekwebb Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:16pm
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they aren't hard... I have made a few.

Sara-belle Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 4:46pm
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I know its just a mold.. but I think I think it will serve the purpose I'm needing a dahlia for and since I have to make lots of them for a wedding cake.. it makes it faster!

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 5:07pm
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srkmilklady Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 5:10pm
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This is a picture tutorial that was posted by awatterson on cake central under "sketches, patterns and templates".

Instructions are also posted with the picture. HTH... icon_smile.gif

srkmilklady Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 5:11pm
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Oh, I guess we posted at the same time bob! icon_lol.gif

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