How Big Are Your Roses?

Decorating By mrswendel Updated 23 Jul 2008 , 9:04pm by Bettycrockermommy

mrswendel Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 3:47pm
post #1 of 4 is my dumb question of the day.

I have done the Wilton courses and learned a bunch of things on here, but my question is how big are your roses? The Wilton method seems to make roses that look really small to me (the largest being about 2 inches in diameter) The logical answer is "just make them bigger", but then how big are you making the centers? What size cutters do you use for the petals? What gauge of wire?

I know...dumb question. Any responses are appreciated.


3 replies
alanahodgson Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 9:01pm
post #2 of 4

Those wilton cutters are pretty small. That's why your roses are so small. I have these:

and using the three biggest cutters, pretty much follow this technique:

And it makes roses that are about 3 1/3" across.

Your centers should be about as tall as your smallest cutter.

mrswendel Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 4:03pm
post #3 of 4

Thanks so much Alana. That definitely makes a difference in the size and the final look of the rose.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 9:04pm
post #4 of 4

His roses are gorgeous!! I took a look at his cakes posted there. That guy has some talent!!

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