Anyone Have A Great Technique For Making Gumpaste Trees?

Decorating By sparklynne Updated 25 May 2008 , 12:45pm by sparklynne

sparklynne Posted 20 May 2008 , 6:02am
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I have a wedding cake due here this up coming weekend and part of the design the bride wants is including some fir trees. Something similar to a christmas tree look. I know that I could experiment and come up with something but was hoping that someone on here might have a method that works really well that they would be willing to share. Preferrably needs to be less cartoon looking and more realistic she said icon_confused.gif Any ideas? Thank you for your time
Lynnette
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peg818 Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:47pm
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easiest way is to form a cone shape, then starting at the base of the cone make little snips in the paste pulling out a bit to form the branches. When dry brush with some petal dust to give life.

diane Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:02pm
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here's something from wilton that might help you.

http:
//www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/wedding/gki_wedding_cake.cfm

sparklynne Posted 20 May 2008 , 10:29pm
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Thank you peg818 and diane for taking your time to give me some helpful tips. I appreciate it. icon_biggrin.gif It's always helpful to hear from others who have done projects like these and can give advice or helpful links.
Thank you again!
Sincerely
Lynnette
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Sarsi Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:21am
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peg818, what do you use to "pull little snips" out from the cone???

mindywith3boys Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:34am
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I actually saw a video on you tube a couple of weeks ago. I'll see if I can find it.

~Mindy

mindywith3boys Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:36am
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I found it! I hope the link works!




HTH!

~Mindy

peg818 Posted 21 May 2008 , 9:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarsi

peg818, what do you use to "pull little snips" out from the cone???




I just use the scissors that i sniped with. Very easy and really no special tools required.

sparklynne Posted 25 May 2008 , 12:45pm
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Thanks again for the help. I have posted the link to the cake I needed this technique for. They are far from perfect but got the job done. I was even able to texture the bark and carve a heart with the couples initials inside it. Thanks again
Sincerely
Lynnette
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