megal80 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 8:39pm
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Can anyone point me in the right direction toward learning how to make the big beautiful fondant/gumpaste roses I have seen on here? I can make the smaller wilton method ones, but I would like to learn the method for the big, more realistic ones! Thanks!!!

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chrissypie Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:10pm
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Yes, I second this! Any tips would be great, i.e. what type of cutters and gumpaste, etc.

milissasmom Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:16pm
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Check out Edna's videos on Youtube (she is on this site as toneda and on youtube as tonedna1) here is the link to part 1 on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqiNRkSQLf8.

She is so awesome...her work is flawless!!!!!

azeboi2005 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:17pm
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I use the jem 5 petal cutters to make my roses and they are fantastic! they come in different petal sizes so that you can make small miniature roses up to large beautiful ones.

I got them from:
www.countrykitchensweetart.com

When i called the lady there suggested to use three different petal sizes to get a grand rose, i've only one them in the same petal size and they still come out beautiful.

if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

-Chris-

Frankyola Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:17pm
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Here you go!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k7jczwKVAk&feature=related

deetmar Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:33pm
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I'm in the process of doing them now. I am using the five petal cutters, which work fantastic. I learned a trick with my wires that works really well. I make my cones for the center, let them dry, then I take the wire, heat the tip with a lighter until it is red hot, stick it in the rose cone. The sugar will melt around the wire, and when cooled it will stay adhered.

I keep a pad of Styrofoam and stick all the wires with the cones attached in that. My husband bought me one of the long nosed lighters that you use for starting grills, and it works really well.

Make sure you use lot's of corn starch on your table when cutting out the petals, and then keep the gumpaste under plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out. After my roses are dry. I hold them over a pot of boiling water, and it brings the color out, plus the cornstarch will melt away. Then I dust them with luster dust.

I did hundreds of roses for my fair cake this year. It should be in my photos.

Wildkatzcakes Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:38pm
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Wow great post! Thanks for the tips!

megal80 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:26pm
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Sweet tips! VERY helpful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

milissasmom Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 5:26am
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I just came back here and checked the link I posted and it does not seem to work. SORRY....This one should work (or at least it worked when I just tested it in a new window)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqiNRkSQLf8

Cakepro Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 5:44am
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Originally Posted by deetmar

I'm in the process of doing them now. I am using the five petal cutters, which work fantastic. I learned a trick with my wires that works really well. I make my cones for the center, let them dry, then I take the wire, heat the tip with a lighter until it is red hot, stick it in the rose cone. The sugar will melt around the wire, and when cooled it will stay adhered.




LOL, I thought that trick was for when you need to do roses without having any premade centers. That's when I do that, anyway. icon_smile.gif

maddie90 Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 7:16pm

Check out franjmc's roses. They are big n beautiful. She has a great video where she shows how to make them and the needed supplies. You can see her work and the link to her video here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/franjmc/2927935625/in/set-72157615790861133/
Also here on CC - http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos-by-franjmc.html
I posted some of the big roses I made using toneda and franjmc's videos.

TexasSugar Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 8:06pm

If you can do the wilton version you can do the others. They are all basicly the similar process. You just need bigger cutters to get bigger flowers. icon_smile.gif

MissCakeCrazy Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 12:03pm

Frajmc's roses are lovely. I can't see the link where is shows how its done.

juststarted Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 1:35am

megal80, I don't know how big you ment to be the rose, but I've seen a really nice tutorial where the chef made the rose almost 2/3 of the size of the tier. He made tons of sing rose petals, used some of them to make a big rose, and the rest of the petals are arranged in several decending circles and the actual rose is then placed in the middle. That made a huge rose and it looked beautiful!

Rosie2 Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 7:15pm

Awesome thread, thank you!!

azeboi2005 Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 8:03pm

When I need to make a large rose I usually start them off like any other rose and use the 5 petal Jem cutters. I usually graduate the petals with 3 different sizes, starting smaller for the interior petals and getting larger with the outer ones. If the flower needs to be extra large I then use the largest single rose petal cutter and make extra petals....vein, and form them on spoons, and allow them to rest for 10-15 minutes. Then I individually attach them to the flower working the petals around the flower and not necessarily going all the way to the base of the flower. Finally finish it off with a caylex. If you go onto my website under the wedding cakes you'll see two cakes topped with large sugar roses.

 

Chris

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