Method For Quick Hydrangea

Decorating By jules1719 Updated 14 Aug 2008 , 7:18pm by DollyCakes

jules1719 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 10:18pm
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This is a cross post.

Does anyone have a good method for making wired hydrangea quickly? They don't need to be hyper-realistic. I've seen interesting hydrangea on Ron Ben Israel cakes and wonder if anyone has an idea how they are formed.

Currently, I make a hollow cone and cut it into four followed by smoothing the petals with my thumb and forefinger.

I know "fast" and "gumpaste flower" aren't synonymous, yet...

Any ideas?

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antonia74 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 3:58am
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icon_sad.gif Oh honey, run out and buy this! It's worth it's weight in gold..

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=19020



I use these and I can make about 75 flowers in 30 minutes and I'm slow! icon_lol.gif It's super-easy to do. Just cut and press them for a second in the silicon mold. (Doing them on wires would take a bit longer, admittedly...but faster than whatever you are doing now, that's for sure.) Here are some pics of the finished flowers on stuff....
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kacurtis403 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 4:09am
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Thanks for the info Antonia74. It seems to be out of stock but i'm on the hunt to find it. I really like the way they look and it seems really easy to use.

shorty56 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 4:13am
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you can also get a set at:
http://www.jenniferdontz.com under cutter/veiner sets. jen ships really fast!

DollyCakes Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 7:16pm
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oh yeah, we have that hydrangea cutter and mold - it is great! So far since June, we've made about 1,200 flowers with it! We had a 700 mini cupcake event and each cupcake had its own gumpaste tropical colored flower on it (the hydrangea looks similar to a lei flower when it's dried flat and made into bright tropical colors), we had a shower cake that had about 400 individual purple hydrangeas on it - half on stems, half not, and we've done another event with about 600 mini cupcakes and every other one had a pink or green gumpaste hydrangea on it.

I highly recommend this cutter/mold.

To put them on stems is a bit of a PITA, but after you get in a groove, it's do'able. icon_smile.gif

DollyCakes Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 7:18pm
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oh yeah, we have that hydrangea cutter and mold - it is great! So far since June, we've made about 1,200 flowers with it! We had a 700 mini cupcake event and each cupcake had its own gumpaste tropical colored flower on it (the hydrangea looks similar to a lei flower when it's dried flat and made into bright tropical colors), we had a shower cake that had about 400 individual purple hydrangeas on it - half on stems, half not, and we've done another event with about 600 mini cupcakes and every other one had a pink or green gumpaste hydrangea on it.

I highly recommend this cutter/mold.

To put them on stems is a bit of a PITA, but after you get in a groove, it's do'able. icon_smile.gif
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