How Do I Make A Gumpaste Lotus?

Decorating By kellertur Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 7:31pm by jlynnw

kellertur Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 1:18pm
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Does anyone know how to make a gumpaste/fondant Lotus flower?
Is it similar to making a lily? I do have a lily cutter. (I don't suppose anyone makes the lily pads, too?)

I'd also love to know how to make a fortune cookie in gumpaste or fondant.

Thank you. icon_smile.gif

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staceyboots Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 3:45pm
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check out the link below, there are instructions on how to make a lotus flower


http://www.cakesbydesign.cc/GumPasteFlowerInstructions.pdf

HTH!!

BitsnBites Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 4:01pm
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Thank you Staceyboots for the link! It's awesome.

jlynnw Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 4:05pm
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For lilly pads, I use a heart cutter and thicker than usuall gumpaste. I then use a ball tool to widen the heart shape a bit, I vien the pad and ruffle the edges. I am not sure if this is "right" but that is how I do mine.

kellertur Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 4:48pm
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thank you !!! icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 7:04pm
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The lotus flowers I made were for the tinkerbell cake in my pics. I used the smallest daisy cutter, scored a line down the petal and then cupped them. I stacked 3 daisies together 1 somewhat cupped, 1 rounded and the third used the smallest wilton ball tool and had the petals stand almost straight up. I then used dust and made them pink, purple and yellow after they were 90% dry. I just wanted a touch of color on the petal edges. Again, that's what I did, I did not have any lesson or instructions just the way I did them.

kellertur Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 7:12pm
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Thank you, that method sounds super easy. I'm stuck making a ton of tiny cakes again, and need to finish each off with a small lotus.

I appreciate the help! icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 7:31pm
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for mini cakes, this method will work great! The are quick and easy. I use a pasta machine and can knock them out in just a few minutes.

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