I don't think they're too difficult to make, but I don't know for sure as I haven't made them yet myself.
There is another member whose cake is in the galleries and she's made them. Maybe you could PM her and ask. Her name is Peggylicious.
Here's her cake:http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1046543.html
I bought a press at globalsugarart.com. It came with the cutter and the veiner.
First impression has a veiner to.
Here is my cake...
Hope this helps
They made some on Martha Stewart yesterday out of clay. it looked like something that could be done out of fondant or gumapaste. they have instructions on her website
I just received my Hydrangea cutter and mold today ...
here is the page on GSA site
I hope this helps you
I took a hydrangeas class with Chef Lori of Wildflowers by Lori.
You dont need a cutter, or a special tool to make them. I infact dont even have the correct veiner but used a veiner for an orchid and had the same results. And believe me, they look realistic when their done! You can see the flower basket I did for my mom's party (this weekend infact) and see how realistic they look!
I can give you some instructions if you'd like, just pm me.
this tutorial is fabulous (for more than just hydrangeas) . . . the video is long but about 3/4 of the way through it touches on hydrangeas and the info preceding is very interesting as well . . . http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/Meet%20Lori.htm
and for those of you interested in a buttercream method . . .
edited to fix link
Oh you dont need a cutter or a veiner...but I tell you this..you move a lot faster and is easier for beginners. I know how to make them without them. I just go for faster!
Dragonflydreams is that the spot she did on Sugar Rush? The only thing she doesnt show how to do in that is she pinches it a bit so that it folds up on itself on some of them so that when you wire them together, you have some that are fully open and some that arent.
Yeah that the other way dragonfly..Is a little more time consuming..but if you have the time..works wonderful!
thanks so much!
The Martha Stewart video is excellent! I know you could make these out of gumpaste or a mixture with fondant. Just type in Clay Hydrangeas in the search engine on Martha Stewart website.
I just checked out both Martha Stewart's site and watched how her guest taught her to make the clay hydrangeas and I also watched the one of Lori from Wildflowers on Sugar Rush and they're surprisingly similar techniques and neither of them uses a cutter (though it might be a little faster - maybe - with the cutter, but it would be negligible).
Thanks for pointing out these videos to us. And, aprilcake, thanks for asking the question/posting this topic.
Those videos are great! I love the cupcakes too!
Boy am I glad I found this..perfect timing...thanks dragonflydreams for the links!