Gum Paste Flowers - Do You Use.....

Decorating By Peridot Updated 7 Apr 2009 , 6:47pm by jmt1714

Peridot Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 7:33pm
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Does anyone use the artifical Celbuds by Celcake cones for the center of their gumpaste flowers instead of making the cone out of gumpaste and letting it dry. The look like styrofoam.

This seems like a great time saver - does it work?

Thanks.

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jmt1714 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 7:39pm
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they work fine. the flowers are lighter, certainly. you use a glue gun to get the wire to stick to the cellbud, then handle as normal.

Peridot Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 1:33am
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Thanks JMT - I think that I am going to give those a try.

Cakepro Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 5:23pm
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DANG! Long time, no see, JMT!

Glad to see you back! icon_smile.gif

For all you noobs out there, JMT does incredible gumpaste flowers.

mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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Nicholas Lodge uses them in his roses DVD. Ditto on the hot glue gun.

nannie Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 5:46pm
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wow icon_eek.gif your aren't kidding, JMT those stargazer lilies are breathtaking

Peridot Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:56am
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One more question - they do seem expensive - do you think they are worth the cost? I just hate sitting there making those little cones before I can even get started with the roses.

Are treally a true time saver in your opinion?

JMT do you use them and what do you prefer - the real thing or the fake centers?

tiffy76620 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:06am
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I have bought the cones and yes they are made out of stryofoam, but I have ALOT of roses to make for my daughter's wedding cake, and to make the making of the cone process go faster, I bought the blue mold that Nick Lodge uses in his videos, the styrofoam cones are nice, but expensive for me. I love the cone mold. The molds come in three sizes:
small, medium and large.

mbt4955 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:13am
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tiffy76620, can you tell me what size cutters you use with the rose cone molds? I have one - either the small or medium - and I'm thinking about getting the other two. I'm just wondering what size roses I would end up with. thanks!

tiffy76620 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 4:13am
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I have the small and medium cone mold, I hope to get the large soon. For the medium cone mold use the 90 mm size.

mbt4955 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by tiffy76620

I have the small and medium cone mold, I hope to get the large soon. For the medium cone mold use the 90 mm size.




Thanks!

sweetcakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:38pm
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Ive also seen the centers made out of RKT.

Cakepro Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 4:02pm
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What nice about making your own rose centers is you can make the spiral out of the base. Nick Lodge taught us to make a "fish tail" out of the top of the rose center and then wind the two thin "tails" around the base, so the very first part of the rose is done. It's lovely...wish I could explain it better. icon_smile.gif

sugarcheryl Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 7:33pm
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You're right cakepro jmt flowers are beautiful. icon_biggrin.gif

Cakepro you roses look beautiful also. I'll get there one day.

jmt1714 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 12:12am
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

DANG! Long time, no see, JMT!

Glad to see you back! icon_smile.gif

For all you noobs out there, JMT does incredible gumpaste flowers.




you just gave me the biggest smile. thanks for that!

I've been busy! got married a few months back and still getting settled in!

I only use the cell buds if I have a million to make, to be honest. mostly because I'm not organized enough to remember to order them in time. and I make my own gumpaste so it is fairly cheap. The molds are a real time saver too.

chelleb1974 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 5:32pm
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I use the celbuds all the time. Frankly, my centers don't come out the same when I make them, and I'm too lazy to use the mold and let them dry. I order the celbuds a lot at a time, so I always have some.

And I order them from Nicholas Lodge. If you call them, they'll tell you which size buds for your rose cutter!

~Chelle

Cakepro Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by jmt1714

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakepro

DANG! Long time, no see, JMT!

Glad to see you back! icon_smile.gif

For all you noobs out there, JMT does incredible gumpaste flowers.



you just gave me the biggest smile. thanks for that!




Well, congratulations! I look forward to seeing your wedding cake photo! (hint hint icon_wink.gif) Did you do it yourself and make a million GP flowers to go on it?

jmt1714 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:47pm
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If you can believe it, I really don't have a great picture of the cake!!!
I didn't make the cake - just the gumpaste flowers. all of the decorations are gumpaste except the pumpkin that the topper is resting in. I included a closer shot of the topper too.
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