How To Make Ivy

Decorating By Cathy26 Updated 29 Mar 2009 , 9:27am by Lyndseyb52

Cathy26 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 9:20pm
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Does anyone have any instruction on how to make gumpaste ivy for trailing down a wedding cake? im worried it wont look real enough. im using the PME plunger veined cutters.

Thanks

Cathy

6 replies
kakeladi Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 9:41pm
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You put each leaf on a wire then tape them together.
Placing them down a long wire is a bit tricky but very effective.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 10:06pm
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Once you get the hang of wiring the ivy leaves together, it will look great. Putting smaller leaves towards the end looks realistic too.

Is it plain green or variagated ivy you are making? Experiment with colours before you make the final thing.

Good luck

Lyndsey xx

Cathy26 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 8:10pm
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im not sure what colour, just a nice realistic dark green but i dont have an airbrush so im not sure how to make the colouring realistic? any tips?

KatieKake Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 8:17pm
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If you dust them with petal dust, you can really make them look real. If you don't have a Ivy plant, you can buy one just to look at so you know what colors you need. I have a couple of them, and there are several colors green in the leaves, new leaves are lighter green, the older leaves a darker green. If you have flowers on the cake, dust the leaves lightly with the flower color, it won't really show, but it makes a difference. HTH

brincess_b Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 8:30pm
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you can use a variety of green dusts, and other colours - like plum - can look great too. since theres so many variations of ivy, you can get away with most things.
to get the shine, you can pass it through the steam coming of a pot of water a few times, or buy some gonfectioners glaze. again, different varieties of ivy have different shines, so you can get away with most things.
xx

Lyndseyb52 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 9:27am
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I've painted ivy using green dust mixed with clear alcohol such as vodka before, it's good when you're makin variagated ivy.

Good luck

Lyndsey xx

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