How To Make My Tropical Flowers!

Decorating By CenterpieceSweets Updated 17 Aug 2009 , 1:02am by hammer1

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 8:16pm
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I have been getting a lot of pm's aksing how to make these, When the site went down so did my instructions so here is a basic rundown on how to make these. Sorry it took so long to get these up. Check my gallery for more photos of my topical flower cakes.
basically using a 124 rose tip make a 5 little blobs in a star pattern..

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then to make the petals you start each one 10-20 degree angle with small end of tip up, and go up and over the little blob and end where you started while shaking your hand to get the ripples.

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then you can airbrush the center a darker color to draw your eye in, then put your airbrush in low so it spits spots and use some grown to make little spots in the middle, last add the yellow centers to them
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try that best i can do for now. thnaks.

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playingwithsugar Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 10:15pm
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Thank you so much for posting this again. Is it safe to assume that these are piped hibiscus?

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2txmedics Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 10:27pm
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so first you make the little bottom dots...and then use another tip to make the petal...what tip is that? sorry...if u said. cake dummy here... icon_sad.gif

thanks for sharing

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 10:15am
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yep at the top it says 124 rose tip np!

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Texas_Rose Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 11:15am
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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poshcakedesigns Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 11:34am
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snowshoe1 Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 1:25pm
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These are stunning - thank you for sharing. I really need to keep practicing my piping skills!

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 5:13am
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Thanks! lets see some pics of peoples attempts.

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TexasSugar Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 5:57am
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Ohh, I love these. Thank you for sharing how you did them.

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Verina Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:10am
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Thank you so much for doing this. Your flowers are just amazing. thumbs_up.gif

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miny Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:17am
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You make it look so easy, I just want to give them a try. Thanks for sharing! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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CakeDiva73 Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:33am
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These are fantastic!! I cannot believe they are buttercream - oh, I can't wait to try these out. icon_smile.gif I am so bad at BC flowers, my roses are always wonky and I really can't do any other flowers.......how pathetic is that? icon_redface.gif

Thanks for the detailed instructions ~ you are a gem. icon_wink.gif

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Leahw207 Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:44am
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Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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OCakes Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 8:14am
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I like that word "wonky" - my flowers normally turn-out that way as well, so I'm very excited to try these, thank you so much for sharing! If mine turn-out half as good, I will be thrilled!

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 6:54pm
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Thanks ya' all (omg I said ya all and I am from mn) Really not that hard it is all in the arm movement. My suggestion as with learning any sort of butter cream decoration is to break it down. try just making one leaf over and over then work on getting the whole shape together. Oh how I wish I had a vid camera I could make a video..

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:20pm
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oh and a side note you can see the differences from the one used for the how to and the finished one, one was a stiffer icing, the stiffer icing works better to hold shape.

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:43pm
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These are so lovely! Thank you for posting directions and pictures!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:50pm
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Thanks for the pics..Now I know how they stand out on the cake..I wasn't making the blobs first!!!

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Bettiboop Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 7:58pm
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Thank you so much for this! I can't wait to try it when I get back home.

Hugs!

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wrightway777 Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 8:15pm
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Very Nice! One humble tip though (for CenterpieceSweets)...'ya all' is really written y'all (combination of you and all). This southern gal loves to see a y'all slip on here every once in awhile. icon_wink.gif

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sweetcakes Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 8:18pm
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love to do those flowers, ill use tip 127, a bit larger and double load the bag, then spray them with pearl dust. i have them on my flamingo cakes.

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 10:45pm
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^ yours look great! I love the pink flamingo cakes.

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CenterpieceSweets Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 10:46pm
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^ yours look great! I love the pink flamingo cakes.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 10:50pm
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What a great tutorial Centerpiece!! Thanks for sharing!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:21pm
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Thanks for sharing! Your flowers are beautiful!

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fiddlesticks Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:31pm
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Thanks much!! I wish you could show it being done on youtube !

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maryak Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:37pm
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Thank you so much for posting these instructions again!!

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Lorendabug Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:46pm
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Thanks for sharing! I hope I get to try these soon!

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7yyrt Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 12:55am
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Ni-i-i-ce! Pretty result, and easy to understand directions. So very summery.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 7:27pm
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I'm just wondering, is there any way to shrink those pix a bit -- they take up more than my computer screen has space for...

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