Which Rose Do You Like Best?

Decorating By ptanyer Updated 5 Mar 2009 , 5:41pm by beck30

ptanyer Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 11:36pm
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I have a wedding cake due next Saturday. It will be a four tier cake covered in ivory fondant. I am working on sample roses to determine which style will look best. Would you please tell me which rose you like the best? One is hand made, and one is purchased. Thanks for your help!
LL

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janelwaters Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 11:49pm
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wow...this is really hard! I really like the pink one, but I like the edges on the yellow one.

The petals on the yellow one look more realistic BUT I like the size and shape of the pink one better.... does that help??

indydebi Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 11:49pm
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they are both exquisite! YOu'd be good to go either way ....

cgcreation Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:15am
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I like the yellow rose best because it has an antique rose look. If the cake has a more classic look, I would use the yellow. If you are going for a modern look the pink would be perfect.

Both are absolutly beautiful and I'm that whichever one you chose, the cake will be gorgeous.

Good luck!

sugarwishes Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 1:40am
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They're both beautiful but I like the yellow one better

mclaren Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:53am
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i vote for yellow, i love the way the petals look.

gerripje Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:10am
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I like the yellow one better.

TrinaH Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:14am
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I vote for the yellow one too! I really love how the edges of the petals look

Susie53 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:14am
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Both roses are beautiful, but I like the yellow rose best. icon_smile.gif

drurys Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:14am
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The yellow is more romantic icon_smile.gif

Rendee Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:18am
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I vote for the yellow! thumbs_up.gif

sweettreats36 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:21am
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They both look great but the yellow just has something extra that makes it pop. The petals are more real looking, good luck thumbs_up.gif

adunfag Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:21am
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Both are nice, but I like the yellow one best.

brandywinecakes Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:22am
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That's really hard. They are both beautiful! I really like the petals on the yellow one best, though. HTH!

justsweet Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:28am
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Both are good but if I had to choose then the yellow rose is the best.

something_sweet Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:29am
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I like the yellow one. So which one was purchased, out of curiosity?

jenniferus2002 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:29am
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I vote yellow too!

lostincake Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:38am
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I guess I'm in the minority but I prefer the pink one. I like the more modern style and clean lines of the pink and to me, it looks more realistic. JMHO.

But I agree either one would look nice on any cake. thumbs_up.gif

ptanyer Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:38am
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Thanks for the input everyone, I really appreciate it. The yellow rose is one I purchased from a company that carries sugar flowers and the pink one is my first attempt at a gumpaste rose. I need to figure out how to make my petals more like the yellow rose. Back to the drawing board! It is finally snowing and they have finally officially closed schools tomorrow, so since our court system follows the schools when there is a weather incident, I can stay home (without being sick) and make flowers tomorrow...yeah!!!...a day off from work and I get to play with gumpaste!!!

ptanyer Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:43am
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Thanks Vlin28. Guess what? You joined Cake Central on my birthday - January 10th thumbs_up.gif

janelwaters Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:48am
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I think if you just frill the edges of your flower with the thin foam and the ball tool, I think it would look more like the yellow one.

I really really like the pink one too, its jus the edges of the yellow that I like more.

Good luck - have FUN tomorrow on your flower makin day off!!

Where are you with the snow??

ptanyer Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:52am
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Lenoir, North Carolina (the in the foothills below Blowing Rock and Boone, NC, NW of Charlotte, NC).

janelwaters Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:54am
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I have family all over north and middle GA and they are starting to get school closings etc. I was just wondering - I think its the same storm - just wide spread - even down here in the land of sun and sand - is Darn FREEZING!!!

something_sweet Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:56am
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If you use a toothpick and bend your edges around the toothpick, it will help give the petals a curve like the yellow rose. If you haven't already looked, there are some really good videos on youtube that show you how to make roses. HTH

icer101 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:58am
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janelwaters is correct.. thin the edges of your petals with the ball tool on the pad. press little harder as you go around them, this causes them to flounce... then after gluing on , take your thumb and pointer finger.. press your middle finger up against the cone of the rose for support.. then just pinch together lightly with your pointer and thumb and make some movement.. i learned this some years back , on chocolate clay rose class. hth this technique , causes the petals to furl back.

AFBarbie Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 11:11am
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I have to agree with everyone. Both roses are beautiful, but I love the yellow rose. It is more realistic.....the bend in the petals are simply wonderful.

leahk Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 11:40am
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Have you watched tonedna's you tube videos? She explains how to frill the edges.

janelwaters Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:49pm
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I like Aine2's tutorial on youtube also!

After reading the last replies on this forum last night, I decided that I wanted to see how everyone does their roses - I watched like 5 different tutorials!! I was up until 1:30.

Hi, my name is Janel and I'm addicted to cake, cake decorating, and cake central.

ptanyer Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:21pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions and tips! Everything you suggested I did when working on my rose yesterday. I have been watching any video I could find on roses, including You Tube and reading everything I could lay my hands on...I tend to be a big researcher on projects when I am taking on something new. Yesterday's rose was my first completed rose and it took me forever. Forget Wilton...Toneda on You Tube was the first one that really made sense and seemed to work for me. I need to fine tune my skills in being able to roll the edges of the petals with a toothpick or other tool. Right now I am struggling with carpal tunnel and I think that has something to do with my being able to flex my hands and use the tools to give me that final touch on the petals. I plan on working on them all day today and I'll see what I can manage to do.

Again, thanks for all the help. CC'ers rock!
Pam

juleebug Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:38pm
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Pam
That is an excellent rose for your first try. Just work on your edges (like others said) and you'll be an expert in no time.

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