Zennie Flower

Decorating By julitre1 Updated 5 Sep 2008 , 7:10pm by jjkarm

julitre1 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 9:35pm
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I apologize if this is already a forum, I searched and didn't find. I have a request to do a ZENNIE flower, I googled a picture, but can't seem to find instructions on how to do it. It looks close to a daisey, but I'm not sure. If anyone can offer some suggestions, that would be great. I'll try and attach the picture that I found.


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jjkarm Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 9:40pm
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What do you want to use to make it....buttercream, fondant, gum paste?

yaadie Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 9:56pm
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wrightway777 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 11:10pm
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It must be zinnia - assuming you would do it in fondant heres an idea: you could get this daisy cutter
Now make a ball of brown or yellow gumpaste for the center and (you could leave pierced impressions all over it) then let dry overnight. I'll assume you are not using wiring.
Next day take your ball and paint with gumpaste glue or clear alcohol (ex. vodka) and roll it in corn meal or yellow sugar. Set aside. Create your petals. Roll out your gumpaste as you normally would when creating flower petals and make two cutters worth of petals. Use your veining and ball tools to make impressions on each petal and to elongate each petal slightly with the tools. Attach each "cut" around the ball as you normally would.

If you dont want to buy the cutter online - I am sure you must own the starter fondant cutter set by Wilton. Just take the teardrop shape and cut individual petals. Vein and elongate and attach each to the ball. Yes, it will take more time.

There are many different varieties of zinnias out there so you can use your imagination. When recreating flowers I just think about pulling all the parts of the flowers apart; and think about what I've just deconstructed. So if you are not looking for an extreme botanically correct flower, then either of the above will get you through in a pinch.

julitre1 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 5:30pm
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I clarified the flower and she said ZENNIE not ZINNIA, and there does appear to be different in the looks when I googled the flower. Anyway, I'm not sure what I will use, I can use fondant, royal icing, the customer doesn't have any preferances so I'm just open to the idea. I just know when I went on the Wilton sight, their ZINNIA didn't look like her ZENNIE which I had never heard of either. icon_confused.gif

thanks for all the advice......I'll try and let you know what I come up with. icon_smile.gif

julitre1 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 5:36pm
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lol, after looking at MORE pictures, some of the ZINNIA do look like her ZENNIE, this is crazy. I just love the picky customers. icon_rolleyes.gif At least I have 2 weeks to get it done. Thanks everyone and if you have any more suggestions, just keep them coming.

I love this site-you guys are great!

julitre1 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 10:04pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I did it and I'm very happy with it. I don't know if they look like Zennias, but I still like how they look.

jjkarm Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 10:12pm
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Do you have a picture you can show us????

julitre1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:27am
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I keep trying to upload the picture, but it just says ERROR: NO PICTURE UPLOADED! icon_mad.gif I'm just going to keep trying til I get it on here. Hopefully, it will be now. Apparently I need to resize the picture or something.


julitre1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:53am
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k- i resized the picture, let's see if it works. fingers crossed

julitre1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:55am
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oh, yay! it worked. okay, i was going for the worn look, with the flowers falling off and stuff. I added a worm, but that's anothe picture. My mother-in-law loved it.

MissRobin Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:27pm
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You did a fabulous job! I love the cake!!

julitre1 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:08pm
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thank you :0)

yaadie Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 7:07pm
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I see that you alredy have the instructions for a zinnia but I came across this today...


jjkarm Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 7:10pm
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Congrats! Very nice. thumbs_up.gif

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