Gumpaste Rose

Decorating By jguilbeau Updated 15 Feb 2009 , 2:47pm by dailey

jguilbeau Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 2:08pm
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I need help. I tried making gumpaste roses yesterday and had problems. Petals were limp and after dried for 30 minutes were dry and cracking. Any idea what the problem is?

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jguilbeau Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 4:15pm
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I really need some advice, see previous post above.

bashini Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 4:53pm
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Hi, are you using gumpaste only? It would be much easier if you mix 50/50 gumpsate and fondant. And also, are you making each petal seperatley? I think using the five petal cutter will be much easier and quicker to make the roses.

jguilbeau Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm
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Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, are you using gumpaste only? It would be much easier if you mix 50/50 gumpsate and fondant. And also, are you making each petal seperatley? I think using the five petal cutter will be much easier and quicker to make the roses.




Thanks bashini. That was my next step to try, mixing 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. I had made the roses before with straight fondant and did not have any problems. Since the roses are for a wedding cake I thought gumpaste would have been best. Thanks again.

dailey Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 12:52am
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when i make roses, i like to used straight gumpaste. i think it gives the most realistic look. what gumpaste recipe are you using? sounds like that may be one of the problems if its cracking?

jguilbeau Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by dailey

when i make roses, i like to used straight gumpaste. i think it gives the most realistic look. what gumpaste recipe are you using? sounds like that may be one of the problems if its cracking?




I am using Bakels gumpaste. I think I may not have been rolling it thin enough.

kkitchen Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 1:20pm
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Hi,
Gumpaste roses can get technical. You need firstly - patience. Then an very good gumpaste recipe that I found here on CC. I will try to find the link. Then you need a real good rolling pad so that you can work your paste properly - ruffle, thin, etc. I had a very hard time making my first rose. I hope that you will be able to see some of how I did mine. Oh, and Toneda from on here did a youtube video that will help. Good luck! I will find the link to the gumpaste recipe
LL

grama_j Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 1:24pm
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Trina....... that rose is AWESOME !!

nannie Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 1:46pm
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trina

when the thread open up to your rose.......... i thought it was real

wonderful creation

thanks for sharing

nannie

kkitchen Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 2:00pm
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Nannie, thank you very much. I will be happy to share anything I can to anyone who needs help, just let me know.

dmhart Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 2:10pm
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Trina your rose is beautiful. And saying that still doesn't do it justice. I haven't seen roses that pretty before. I hate buttercream roses. To me they are just not pretty. But this is to die for. I would love any advise you could give on making these. I am going to look for Toneda's youtube video. Thanks for sharing. thumbs_up.gif

Niliquely Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 2:16pm
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I just made a cake and did gumpaste roses for the first time. I followed the directions on a tutorial video I found on the web and I really liked how she uses the foam support for the petals. My flowers did not turn out perfect, but I thought it was pretty good for a first try! I use Lindy Smith's gumpaste recipe from her book and it seems to work good. Here is the website:

http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/5513_gumpaste-flowers.htm

Scroll down to find all the steps for making the rose. I watched the one on calle lilies too. Hope this helps!

AFBarbie Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 2:23pm
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Your rose is so realistic! I'm making gumpaste roses right now for my niece's cake.....they don't look any where as realistic as yours.

dailey Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 2:47pm
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definitely used a pasta roller, makes the petals very thin and even : ) also, i like nic lodges gumpaste recipe, handles very well...

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