I'm not a big one to post something in a new thread and say hey look at what I did, but I was proud of my flowers and just had to share them.
I used three different how to's I found on line and merged them together, along with figuring out what cutters I had on hand, to get the final product. This was a last minute idea so I spent most of Tuesday and half the day yesterday trying to get the petals made in time for them to dry. That was inbetween all the other things I needed to do for Christmas and Christmas Eve. Some how I got it all done working until the last possible minute then getting dressed for our holiday celebrations in under 5 mins. But it was worth it, because I got to give my grandma a surprise for her holiday table.
Out of curiousity, how much would ya'll charge (or pay) for gumpaste poinsettias. My cousin was asking me and I was like probably more than you would pay. They are about the size of a dinner plate. Each flower was made from about 20-24 petals plus leaves.
they are very pretty.
They are sooooo pretty congratulations, I love the deep red color (my favorite color) sure it worth it. I love them
They are really beautiful. Please what tutorials did you merge? It will be worth trying. Thanks
To be honest you would never make money because of the time factor. But I would charge $8-10 per flower since they basically cover the top of a cake.
Anyone could just make a simple cake and add one of your flowers and boom something to behold.
Gorgeous flowers by the way. The work shows.
I am sure your grandmother was blown away.
I used the following links:
I used 3 of the 4 cutters I have for a life size mangnolia flower set, plus the smallest leaf cutter from Wilton's cut out set. I just looked at all the gumpaste flower cutters I had and tried to make it work. The veiner I used is one that I got from First Impressions. Nic Lodge was selling it at the 2007 convention to go with the flower for the hydranga and sunflower leaves.
I doubt I will ever sell any because I know the time involved, plus the cost of the materials. I used one and a half packages of gumpaste to make the 3 large flowers (pictured) and hopefully 3 medium flowers plus leaves. Not to mention the bottle of airbrush color I used up and the one I started on. I also forgot to dust them with pearl dust like I was thinking I would, so that would have just added to it. Sigh.
They are so pretty in the end, but so time consuming. I guess I'll just use making flowers for relaxation instead of making money.
Wow, those are Great. I will have to try them next year.!! Congrats on a beautiful job.