Ok, so I know I can buy gumpaste roses, but I like to make my own so I've been doing it petal by petal, or doing buttercream roses that aren't exactly my favorite. For the easy cake I've used the real....but want to get away from that.
THEN I was watching one of the FN Challenges last night and Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken made these roses so darn quick....
I was like wait - what is that thing and how come I never saw it It looked like a cookie cutter.
He had these gorgous roses and they were done in a snap. Guess I missed this somewhere along the line!!
IF I remember that episode correctly, he basically used the 'Wilton' method. That's how they taught use to make roses in the final Course III class.
In Course III or in the Fondant class?? I didn't learn gumpaste roses in Course III, in fact they were just coming out with the fondant/gumpaste class when I finished my regular decorating classes.
Course III. I guess it was technically fondant roses, but yup, we learned them.
Oh, you know, I wonder if that is something that my instructor just threw in??
We didn't learn roses in the Fondant and Gumpaste course.
Really?? The only fondant that we learned in Course 3 was the bow and to cover the cake....how nice of your teacher to throw that in!!
You didn't learn roses in the Fondant course?? There's even a Wilton kit for time saving rose making. Hmmmm, interesting.
I prefer to do mine petal by petal, but yeah they also have a five petal cutter that definitely makes shorter work of the roses, if you're in a time crunch. I have one, and it's nice, but I still like to do some things the "hard" way lol
I just finished Course 3 this week and we covered the fondant rose. Well, we were supposed to. It's in the book, but the instructor "ran out of time" so I taught myself with the help of CakeDiva73. I'm surprised your instructor didn't cover it, since the final project is all about the rose (40 of them to be exact ).