Fondant Poinsettias

Decorating By Dolsie Updated 28 Nov 2010 , 3:05pm by mpetty

Dolsie Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 7:53pm
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Does any knows how to make fondant poinsettias?

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makincakeintx Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:05pm
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I don't have an answer but was wondering the same thing. I know their are special cutters out there but I think you could just use a leaf cutter and dry them over some crumpled paper or such. Make six each of 2 sizes or just find a photo that you could mimick the look of the petal stack.

I am going to try later this week. We shall see how it goes. icon_eek.gif

Mel,

kakeladi Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:16pm
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Depends on how big and/or simple you want them.
For extra simple: cut red fondant &/or gp w/a daisy cutter & dry cupped. If you want a fuller one, stack several of these together w/the petals between the bottom ones.
The center is a series of dots piped on top of each other
green, yellow and red....use tip 3 for the green, tip 2 for the yellow & tip 1 for the red.
If you want life sized/real looking ones someone else is going to have to help you. I've not done iticon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:26pm
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I just made some the other day with a five petal pointed cutter which I don't think is a Poinsettia but I cut out 2 and then glued one to the other with the petals staggered and then made a little cup with foil.They turned out really well.All I have to do is the tiny yellow dots inside!!

Cake_Princess Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by Dolsie

Does any knows how to make fondant poinsettias?




Are you wanting to do this so its wired or just flat?

torysgirl87 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:00pm
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If you pm me with your email, I can send you a tutorial of the poinsetta I scanned in from a book by Nicholas Lodge. It is a gumpaste flowers book, but I suppose you could adjust according and make it with fondant.

YALANTZI Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 2:44am
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I found these instructions on Shavicks website, http://www.shavkin.com/nichopoint.html

vaderjen Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 2:15am
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Here's a link to some cutters. I just bought a set today. I got mine from a local shop. I believe that there is a basic instruction booklet that comes with it.
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http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_201_139_203&products_id=6205

Hope this helps,
Jenny

dellababe Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 2:37am
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Heres a link to a flower I made that looks a lot like a poinsettia and was very easy!!
  http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1866192.html

Loucinda Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 2:54am
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I used a combination of several different techniques to make mine. I used cutters and wired them together.

This is the finished flowers on the cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1532173

This was before I dusted them:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1521332

Cookie4 Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 2:26pm
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Loucinda: What cutter/veiner did you use for the beautiful Pointsettias?

srkmilklady Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 3:18pm
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Loucinda...you mentioned in the comments under the poinsettia photo that you got your cutters at GSA, but is yours the 5 piece or 7 piece cutter set? The small set which is the 5 piece, says it would make a flower approx. 2-3 inches wide but your flower looks a bit larger in the photo. Also I didn't see the veiner for it...is it listed just as a "poinsettia veiner"?

TIA... icon_smile.gif

BTW.your flower is absolutely beautiful...nice job! thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 4:36pm
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I made mine with Jennifer Dontz's cutters and using her instructions. I have several sets of poinsettia cutters and I like Jen's the best. Here's a picture: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1530949

Loucinda Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 6:34pm
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Thanks folks for the nice comments - I used the 5 piece set. I also just used a regular leaf veiner, not a special one just for poinsettias. I am sorry I don't remember where I got it - it is pink, so maybe Beth Parvu? Yes, they were bigger than 2 - 3 inches....I would say they were about 4". Making 40 of them - I got pretty good at making them! icon_wink.gif

OK - the post with the poinsettia says I got it at GSA, I really can't remember! I can take a pic of it for those who want to know for sure, but really, any one that will make a similar pattern will work.

srkmilklady Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 6:39pm
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Thanks Loucinda...the 7 piece set was out of stock, but the 5 piece set is in stock so I'm glad that is the one you have...I'll have to order it before they are gone too!

Thanks again!

Loucinda Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 6:51pm
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You're welcome! If I can help with anything else with them, just ask! I still have people who saw that cake comment on them.

mpetty Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 4:17am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I made mine with Jennifer Dontz's cutters and using her instructions.




Just curious - did you get the instructions in one of her classes, or by chance, does she include some with the cutter?

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 1:28pm
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I took her class, but if you buy the cutters from her, just ask for instructions and she'll give them to you.

mpetty Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 3:05pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I took her class, but if you buy the cutters from her, just ask for instructions and she'll give them to you.




Woo hoo, thanks for letting me know!

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