I have mixed feelings about fondant rolled into roses......Is it just me or do they look like I didn't want to take the time to do a flower properly ..What are your thoughts....I'd like to put a few on the castle cake I am doing but in the end....I always end up looking at them and then taking them off cause they look fake and tacky...Can someone change my mind!!!
I like them because they aren't so "serious".. they give a whimsy look to a cake
I love them.. especially when I don't have time to make the more realistic roses
On the right cake I like them. I do think they are more Whimsy and 'fun' so I would use them in those cases. For something more serious, elegant and such I'd go with regular roses. Tha'ts just me though.
I agree w/ the ladies above...it all depends on the style of the cake...personally I love whimsy stuff so rolled roses are my favorite....I'm not much into the elegant serious cake design.
I can't do a fondant rose that actually looks like a rose, so a ribbon rose or duff style rose has to do it for now. I tend to put them cakes that aren't so formal like others have mentioned.
However if I am doing a really nice/formal cake and have plenty of time I do buttercream roses. I find it a lot easier to making those instead of gum paste or fondant roses for the now!
I don't know what my problem is, I've tried and tried but cannot get a ribbon rose to look good to save my life. What is the trick? Oh, and I like both the realistic roses and ribbon style.
I like the look of the ribbon rose,as I tend to like more whimsy/funky stuff,although I am still having a hard time doing them.
I agree they look great on more whimsy/funky cakes
Ribbon roses are cute but have a totally different style then traditional sugar flowers....I like them but they do have a somewhat juvenial look to them. Well, at least mine do! I have seen some really awesome ribbon roses and I am thinking, why don't mine come out like that??
As for sugar flowers (like fondant roses and all that good stuff) I absolutely love them.....but they are alot of hard work. And I really get pi$$ed when my kids walk by and jack one of the tray....I want to scream "GRAB A HANDFUL OF FONDANT AND LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"
i guess it all depends on what type of design you're doing. if it's a whimsy type cake, then it's perfect.