My First Gumpaste Peony..

Decorating By FromScratch Updated 15 Sep 2008 , 7:16pm by Sugarflowers

FromScratch Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 9:42pm
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Sorry for posting to the forums with a picture, but I already posted the cake and didn't want to post two pictures of the same cake in the gallery..

I wanted to post a close up of the flower so I figured this would be okay.

I have found that making gumpaste flowers is my true cake love.. tedious at times, but when it all comes together.. just very fulfilling. icon_biggrin.gif

And critiques would be welcome too. I am always looking to improve. icon_smile.gif

21 replies
kden3980 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 9:51pm
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This is simply stunning, I will be so happy when I reach the point where my flowers actually look real. I need to invest in the right tools, and have some more time on my scheduleicon_wink.gif These are gorgeous and you should be very proudicon_wink.gif

Iloveweddings Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:19am
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Pic didn't show up for me. icon_sad.gif

keljo05 Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:27am
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all i can say is ....

WOW icon_surprised.gif

may i one day be as good as you, lol

Peeg Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:32am
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Simply spectacular. Please pm me and tell where or what you use for information on how to make the flower. (DVDs, etc.) Thanks

tannersmom Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:39am
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Absolutley beautiful. You did a great job. Please Pm me and let me know what cutters or molds that you used.


FromScratch Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:47am
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The pic wasn't showing up for me before either but it's there now.. who knows why.. icon_lol.gif

Thanks everyone.. I used cutters made by Sunflower Sugar Art and just molded them by hand. It's not a hard flower.. just tedious. icon_smile.gif

superstar Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 1:34am
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I just commented on the cake in your gallery. Your peony is lovely, you did a wonderful job. All your work is beautiful Jeanne.

Bijoudelanuit Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 1:35am
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It's so lovely! You should be proud of such beautiful work!

Iloveweddings Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 2:23am
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Pic showed up this time. Very pretty. Looks perfect.

CambriasCakes Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 4:19am
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Oh my goodness that is SO beautiful! Peonies are my absolute favorite flower and yours is stunning!

xstitcher Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 5:39am
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Once again you've done a wonderful job! I love all the flowers!!

AngelicCake Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 12:12pm
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Beautiful! Good job!

cheeseball Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 3:12pm
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Had to reload the the page (noticed that on several postings this morn), but I'm glad I did...terrific work! I also really like the sweet peas and it was a really well taken picture, ok really, I'll stop saying really now. icon_lol.gif

FromScratch Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 8:29pm
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Thank you all so much... really.. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

babycakes7651 Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:04pm
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i need to learn how to make a gumpaste magnolia and i only have 2 weeks to do it in....think i can do it? any and all helpful tips would be welcome icon_eek.gif

babycakes7651 Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:07pm
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i need to learn how to make a gumpaste magnolia and i only have 2 weeks to do it in....think i can do it? any and all helpful tips would be welcome icon_eek.gif

FromScratch Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:16pm
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Defintely.. I had never made a peony before the other day. Do you have the cutters? The magnolia is pretty easy really.. nothing too ruffled or involved. icon_smile.gif

seagoat Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:38pm
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You cake with the peony is beautiful...was admiring it earlier today.

Cookies4kids Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:31pm
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Your flower is just beautiful. I find myself taking my camera with me on vacations so that I can snap pictures of flowers that I especially like. I save flower catalogs also which help in getting the shapes and colors I want. Wonderful job!!!

FromScratch Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 8:38pm
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LOL.. I do the same thing lilybird.. I love taking pictures of plants and things like that and I find that when we come back from vacation I have more pictures of random nature shots than my family.. icon_redface.gif

Sugarflowers Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 7:16pm
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It's a beautiful arrangement. I love the colors. Great job!


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