How Do You Make This Flower (Or Can You...)?

Decorating By kellertur Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm by Justbeck101

kellertur Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 3:54pm
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Hi,
Can anyone tell me of how to make the "Fresia flowers"? They are my favorite and I thought it would be beautiful, and delicate, on a wedding cake that I'm making. This flower would also match their wedding colors ...

I have never seen one done in either fondant or BC... so if anyone could also attach a pic of one made, I'd be extremely grateful.

Thanks SO much in advance. icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 5:56pm
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There are many who have made it in gumpaste (that's why you hav en't seen it in fondant.)

Justbeck101 Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 6:26pm
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Justbeck101 Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 6:28pm
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Just do a search for it in gum paste

kellertur Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 12:06am
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I meant to write "gum paste" not fondant, so sorry about that.

What I am actually ooking for is a tutorial on how to actually make the flower. I could try to wing it... but I've not made gumpaste flowers before... so might end up freak-ish instead of "pretty". I'll keep looking.

thank you for any help. icon_smile.gif

nannie Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 1:11am
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I don't know where you live but you might check your library for books on gumpaste flowers.

kellertur Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:00am
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Thanks for your replies. The brides colors are lilac-ish.. (which would match the purple freesia flowers). So I'll keep checking.

Thanks. icon_smile.gif

Cakepro Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:23am
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When you do a search, you'll need to spell it correctly: freesia.

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 4:10am
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I've never made freesias, but I've done other flowers with that texture. The cheapest way to achieve that on fondant or gumpaste is to buy some cornhusks (near the tortilla mix in the grocery store). Dust the corn husk with cornstarch and lay it on top of the fondant or gumpaste, roll over it once, and you've got that texture.

plbennett_8 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:14am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I've never made freesias, but I've done other flowers with that texture. The cheapest way to achieve that on fondant or gumpaste is to buy some cornhusks (near the tortilla mix in the grocery store). Dust the corn husk with cornstarch and lay it on top of the fondant or gumpaste, roll over it once, and you've got that texture.




I have heard that before, and looking at the posted picture it looks like it would work perfectly! icon_smile.gif Whenever I'm going to try a new flower I go searching on the web for pictures like the one that I want to create, put a few on a page, print it out and tack it up on the wall by my table. It really does help to have a "guide". For this flower, I would probably use my 5 petal rose cutter and cut them apart. Use my little roller to enlongate it a little bit, put it on the Corn Husk roll over it, arrange it in an egg carton to dry, and then dust away once it was dry. icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck!
Pat

Justbeck101 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I've never made freesias, but I've done other flowers with that texture. The cheapest way to achieve that on fondant or gumpaste is to buy some cornhusks (near the tortilla mix in the grocery store). Dust the corn husk with cornstarch and lay it on top of the fondant or gumpaste, roll over it once, and you've got that texture.




What a great idea! I have never heard of that before!!!! I love this place!

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