Fondant Roses - How Far In Advance?

Decorating By fondantfrenzy Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 6:00pm by tonedna

fondantfrenzy Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 8:55pm
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Hi,

I have been practicing making Fondant Roses and really suck at it. I have to make a cake with aLOT of roses on Saturday and was wondering, can i start making them from now. I have two concerns

1) Will they be cracked if I make them from now
2) I want to make pink and red, will the color stay on it if , i keep them covered and in a dark place?

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terrig007 Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:06pm
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sorry double post

terrig007 Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:07pm
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sorry double post

msulli10 Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:07pm
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I always make my roses in advance. It takes a while for them to dry. They will last a long time. Your colors should be fine as long as they are out of direct sunlight. Good luck.

msulli10 Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:08pm
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I always make my roses in advance. It takes a while for them to dry. They will last a long time. Your colors should be fine as long as they are out of direct sunlight. Good luck.

tonedna Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:37pm
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I do them in gumpaste.. and the can be done weeks ahead.The longer the better. And they can be stored
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tonedna Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm
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I do them in gumpaste.. and the can be done weeks ahead.The longer the better. And they can be stored
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tonedna Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 11:15pm
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Seems is a double post day!...icon_lol.gif
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fondantfrenzy Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 11:40pm
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Thanks all, I dont have the stuff to make gumpaste and have fondant. It's a rainy day and figured that would give me something to do today. I tried to search the forums to see if this question was already asked, but couldnt find anything.

Thanks for responding everyone!

tonedna Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 12:07am
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So you know...fondant will make it harder to do the flowers, since it wont roll out as thin. You can add some tylose to help it.
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fondantfrenzy Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:37am
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Ahhh Toedna to the rescue. Thank you so much...you are truely the best!

tonedna Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:39am
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Awww...anytime!
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fondantfrenzy Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:21am
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Awww...anytime!
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Edna,

Check it out. These were my first attempt. Next I will be trying to make the big full like roses. But was really surprized that these turned out the way they did. Thank you so much. Also, I see what adding the tylose helped A LOT!
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Cakeonista Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:33am
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WOW Beautiful roses!!! Good job, Im sure your cake os going to look wonderful..............please post your pic.

rockysmommy Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:35am
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Great job on the roses...

Thanks Edna for the advice on using tylose in the fondant.

pinkpiggie78 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 1:40pm
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How did you make these roses? It's not the Wilton or Duff method. I really like the way the Wilton ones look, but they take me forever to do...

Maris307 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:57pm
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Off Topic

fondantfrenzy I'm new to the site and saw a recipe you posted -- the Ferror Rocher Filling. I have a question and didn't know how to contact you and saw your posting.

If you don't mind, my question is: when you say "one large carton of heavy whipping cream", how large? 1C? 2C? larger?

Thanks for your time.

BTW, your roses look great!

fondantfrenzy Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 10:45am
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WOW Beautiful roses!!! Good job, Im sure your cake os going to look wonderful..............please post your pic.




Here it is. I am not happy with the top i was trying to make one of those ball looking things made of roses. I ended up breaking alot of my roses. icon_mad.gif
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Maris307 Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:28pm
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The cake is beautiful! The roses look great. I also love that lace border around the middle cake.

tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mariu

WOW Beautiful roses!!! Good job, Im sure your cake os going to look wonderful..............please post your pic.



Here it is. I am not happy with the top i was trying to make one of those ball looking things made of roses. I ended up breaking alot of my roses. icon_mad.gif




Making those ball toppers can be quite hazardous....I just made one and It does gets scary. Look at the topper on the first photo on my blog.
I had to use 2 size of roses. Bigger one and smaller medium ones to fill the empty holes where the big one didnt fit. Plus you need fillers. Since roses ar round they will leave empty holes that you need to fill with smaller flowers and leaves..
http://designmeacake.com/blog.html
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tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:54pm
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Oh I forgot to say, you did a beautiful cake!..Kudos!!!
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fondantfrenzy Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm
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Edna,

You are the greatest!!! THank you for your help and support, it helped me build confidence. I just wish my roses looked better on top. I didnt think to put leaves and smaller roses! It makes me feel better if you are saying it can be hazardous, when i was putting my roses in, they were cracking....so i know what you were talking about. What did you stick them in? I made a fondant ball, is that what you use?

fondantfrenzy Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:49pm
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Oh I forgot to say, you did a beautiful cake!..Kudos!!!
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Coming from you that is quite a compliment. icon_smile.gif Thank you!

tonedna Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 6:00pm
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It depends on how high I want them or how many I am putting. In that photo I used a styrofoam ball covered in fondant. But usually when I am in a hurry I just build a buttercream ball. Since is soft I don't have to push as hard and the lower flowers usually hold the top flowers. And the fillers will cover the holws so you dont see the inside of the ball, just flowers.
As a fact, I know pre made roses are a lot stronger than the ones that are homemade. But the one I make looke prettier than the ones premade, so is a give and take.
I use premade when I have too many weddings..
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