Caramel Roses?

Decorating By kansaswolf Updated 1 Jan 2009 , 11:49pm by CakeDiva73

kansaswolf Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 11:21pm
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So I've been experimenting with making roses lately, as this is a skill I've never worked on until now... I made three from gumpaste, and then had an idea as I was going through my daughters' Halloween candy: Why couldn't I use caramels? They're moldable, soft, easy to shape... So I took a few and used my brand new rose petal cutters, and here's what I did! Any help to make them look better would be appreciated!
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19 replies
mommicakes Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 12:26am
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Wow!! Good thinking. They look great. Thanks for the idea. icon_lol.gif

kakeladi Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 12:34am
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Help to make them look better?? **Why???????** icon_smile.gif
Actually, can you try to thin them a bit more? And, tweak the petals a bit - like pinch them & give some of them a bit of ruffle (not exactly what I mean....just some movement).

One can also use StarBurst candies.

just_for_fun Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 12:58am
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They look beautiful - and delicious!!

just_for_fun Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 1:09am
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They look beautiful - and delicious!!

littlecake Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 2:05am
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they look perfect to me....good idea!

Wesha Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:10am
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they look perfect to me too! Very well done.

Susie53 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 5:37pm
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Very well done! Plus they taste good too!

2chae Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 6:19pm
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Great roses! You can use tootsie rolls too. They come in lots of colors! icon_wink.gif

kansaswolf Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 10:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

Help to make them look better?? **Why???????** icon_smile.gif
Actually, can you try to thin them a bit more? And, tweak the petals a bit - like pinch them & give some of them a bit of ruffle (not exactly what I mean....just some movement).

One can also use StarBurst candies.




Thanks for the ideas! I went about as thin as I could on the one to the lower left, and I agree, it looks better than the other ones! Yes, a bit of movement would be good too... I can do that... Maybe I'll try some bigger ones too, these were so small it was difficult to even get them together sometimes! Depends on how warm the house is, too... icon_lol.gif

Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone! I'll keep practicing! icon_biggrin.gif

knel Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 11:02pm
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How do you keep them from drooping? I've made roses from tootsie rolls, and the droop over and flatten some. Yours look fantastic.

sari66 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:03am
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They came out terrific.

kansaswolf Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 7:26am
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They really only stayed soft while I was working with them. I tend to keep my house rather cool. (Saves on the gas bill! I can wear a sweater... icon_biggrin.gif ) Once I quit working with them, they cooled down and became fairly stiff. Perhaps box them up and put them in the fridge to prevent drooping, unless you wanna set your thermostat to 65 degrees or less! icon_biggrin.gif

rmelendrez Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 8:19am
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Fantastic idea

kansaswolf Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 7:57pm
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So I decided to make a chocolate cake with caramel icing, and thought that some caramel roses would be a nice touch! I took your advice on here and did my best to implement it, and here's my final result, with some modeling chocolate leaves added! Thanks for your help everyone!
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brincess_b Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 8:07pm
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the first lot look great, the lot on the cake look even better!
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liapsim Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 8:15pm
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Wow....I'm kind of new to this, but I never would have thought that you could make roses out of caramel or tootsie rolls! That is just amazing!!! They look beautiful!

knel Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 6:05am
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Great job!

cheeseball Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 11:34pm
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Well, someone obviously spent the last month working to get those caramel roses just right! Fantastic job! thumbs_up.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 11:49pm
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I like using the caramel for roses but I never roll and cut them, I just pull off pieces, roll to teardrop and thin manually and attach the petals. I made then to top blackout cupcakes with chocolate icing - wanted to put someting tasty on top of each one and was stumped.

At Thanksgiving, we made caramel acorns to put atop mini-cupcakes too - those were so easy and yummy! Great job on your roses - they are lovely.

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