I am working on a going away cake for a friend. He is moving to Seattle (my home city!, though I am stuck in FL right now...) and I wanted to incorporate as much "washington" into the design.
I would really like to make rhododendrons to place on the cake but haven't the slighest idea how to form them.
They are similar to an azalea.
Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks so much
I will settle for daffidols or tulips if I must... but I would rather not Thanks!!!
I have attached a picture to help!
I can't really help with this ... But I thought on giving you a bump...to get some help !!
okay I am no flower expert but I woul suggest going to sugarcraft and checking out the dvd at the top right hand corner
the azalea cutters are on this page
If you can't get access to these I suggest you find some small hibiscuses
open them and make petal templates, ruffle the ends with the ball tool and arrange them in a cluster after you have made multiple mini ones cuz the pic looks like mini clustered hibiscus flowers.
Good luck though, whatever you decide
oh i see what is happenning the site is Sugar craft . com was blocked
shoe-gar-kraft-dot-com (in case this is blocked too)
search for the flowers u want in their search bar and it will lead you to the links I was trying to provide or go to google and type the flower you want + the company name I provide and it should help
sorry to post so many times just trying to help that's all
the woman who sells the dvd (disc 2) "from the garden" with tutorials on the rhododendrons is called Linda Reece
and you can find the azaleas under gumpaste cutters under 'a'
Good luck again
Catin, thanks for the bump!
Thanks. I know I saw azalea cutters on Sugarcraft. i totally spaced on making them like a hibiscus and then ruffling the edges! Thanks for that
after looking more, I think I will try to get the "trumpet" look as well. Thanks so much.
I will try to post pictures if when/if i succeed
I really appreciate it.
The DVD looks good.. but for 30 bux... i just wish i could see what hers looked like before spending that kind of money... for one flower
Linda Reese is awesome, I take classes from her all the time, and to make it really great, she's from Seattle. I also think you could wire your stamens, make a mexican hat with a wide brim, and use your carnation cutter. Cut some notches in it to form arches, and heavily frill it, then pull the stemans through the center. Make about five the wire them together in a cluster. I think the leaves could really make the flowers. Good luck.
plus I can't tell if its fondant/gumpaste or butter cream!
My aunt lives in Bothell!
I use to live in Puyallup...
Thanks. for you help.
The cake is for the 20th.. so hopefully I can get it together
Linda works a lot in buttercream, and one of her videos is buttercream flowers, but I have taken an azalea gumpaste class from her. I think a hibiscus or azalea cutter would work if you frill it a lot, and gather it loosely.
fantastic. thanks so much
So doing some more internet shopping.. and I found this cutter... and with your "mexican hat" trick (which I ahve never heard of so I looked it up... which is the "trumpet" look I was going for) is going to be FANTASTIC.
It an African Velvetfrost Violet Metal Flower Cutter from http://www.creationsbyedith.com/product_info.php/products_id/331?osCsid=0cb3fcdc0a7c358f39032eeb6d2a1726