If I need to make around 1000 gumpaste flowers, what is a reasonable estimate on the amount of gumpaste I will need? Also, does anyone have a preferred place to order gumpaste?
Oh..I so don't envy you
I suppose it depends on which kind of flower you are making and the size of each one. Would it maybe more cost effective making your own gumpaste - I know many folk on here make it.
Well, here are the flowers: stephanotis, sweet peas, orchids, tulips, and roses. All made using the Wilton gumpaste kit. I'm making these over a period of weeks so it might be better to make it.
But, if I make it, I need a fool-proof recipe. Is the Nicholas Lodge one, really fool-proof? Because when I did the Wilton one, we did not get along.
I use this recipe
This lady is lovely and is so helpful, she also sell veiners and has step-by-steps on her site.
Is it fool proof?? I'd say yes, I manage to make it and it works really well, so it must be
Sorry I haven't tried the Nicholas Lodge recipe but that's what tonedna uses and her work is......well they haven't really invented a word to describe edna's work have they but you know what I mean. I have to admit I made edna's calla lillies last week and i cheated by buying flower paste ( that's what it's called over here - not sure what your equivalent would be) but it was much easier than i had ever imagined. Any way i'll pm you another recipe i got from a fellow cc'er I can't post as they told me not to as it wasn't their recipe.
M_Mischief, Love the site you gave! Thanks for sharing
Why don't you just make one flower up, weigh it, then multiply it by 1000 to get a total weight required. Add a fudge factor to allow for some wastage. easy.
isn't that my cake signature?
A thousand gumpaste flowers - that would be my first cake to break the $10,000 price mark.
I love that price tag, cakepro! However, since I'm making them for my own wedding cake I just get stuck at making them for free. Seriously, I question my own judgement at times. At least I have months and months and months.... LOL
Thanks for the help and recipes everyone. I might consider making my own now.