Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:03pm
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I have an order for 24 gumpaste sunflowers ontop of cupcakes for a 90th birthday.Does anyone know of a tutorial.I have the plunger cutter for the flower and I have used it before for daisies but I would like to make sunflowers.



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bashini Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:37pm
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Hi, I found these on google,

http://bakingproject.com/index.php/2008/05/page/2

http://www.mccalls-cakes.com/sweetlines/Sun_cake.html

HTH.

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:43pm
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Thanyou so much..these both are very helpful!!

bashini Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:47pm
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You are welcome! thumbs_up.gif

sweetopia Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 6:08pm
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Hi!

Here are a few pics of my gumpaste sunflowers:

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I added a few helpful hints for making them on my blog here:

http://www.sweetopia.net/?p=330

Hope this helps! If you have any questions send me an email through my site; I'm happy to help out!!

Marian

sweetopia Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 6:14pm
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OOps! Does anyone know how to post pics in the forum or why my pics (above) =) didn't show up?

thanks!!!
Marian

Cakepro Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, I found these on google,

http://bakingproject.com/index.php/2008/05/page/2

http://www.mccalls-cakes.com/sweetlines/Sun_cake.html

HTH.




LOL, in that first link, I have never seen anyone combine sunflowers (summer) and holly (winter) together in one cake. icon_biggrin.gif

Ariginal Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm
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wow so glad to have this thread up... i have just recently been asked about making sunflowers to adorn the top tier of a wedding cake and wasnt sure where to start.. i have the cutters and i have a silicon mould for the centre hehe thanks heaps for asking the question and thanks to all the advice given ...

sweetjan Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:20pm
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Great web site, sweetopia!!!

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:22pm

I dont have a tutorial on them, I am planing on doing one, but the photos might help

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1191183
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1191182
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

Niliquely Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:37pm
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OOps! Does anyone know how to post pics in the forum or why my pics (above) =) didn't show up?

thanks!!!
Marian




If the pictures were on your PC then you can't post them in the forum...they have to be on a public domain or something like that. Go up to the tab labeled "Forum FAQ" and you can read about posting pics in forums.
I think that is right...I'm still pretty new at this!!!

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by sweetopia

OOps! Does anyone know how to post pics in the forum or why my pics (above) =) didn't show up?

thanks!!!
Marian



If the pictures were on your PC then you can't post them in the forum...they have to be on a public domain or something like that. Go up to the tab labeled "Forum FAQ" and you can read about posting pics in forums.
I think that is right...I'm still pretty new at this!!!




Yes, you can post pics from your PC, they just need not to be a big file. If they are too big you need to shrink the size for the forum. Thats why some people go to other websites to shrink them. But if you are good with your computer you can even shrink them with a simple program just like paint.
Edna
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Niliquely Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 10:23pm

This is why I need to learn to just stop typing...I don't know what I am talking about!

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 10:25pm
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This is why I need to learn to just stop typing...I don't know what I am talking about!





lol..you are way funny..we like you typing!..plus, that way we all learn..
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

MaloSlatko Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:36pm

Oh my Edna, those sunflowers are amazing!

What cutter did you use for your petals?

tonedna Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:40pm

Well..the smaller one I used a cutter from sunflower company.. The big one is done petal by petal.
Edna icon_smile.gif

sweetopia Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 3:05am

Thanks for the compliment sweetjan... it's still in the early stages, but I'm excited to get it going!

Edna; gorgeous sunflowers! Thanks to you and Niliquely for the photo help! I'm going to try and fix that now! icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 12:13pm

Hi
I made some for cupcakes last summer... they took me just this side of forever to make, so make sure you charge enough!
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1251070

I used the plunger/cutter, and for the centers I used the large end of a tip 2d to cut them out. I added texture by using my mesh sifter to imprint a pattern all over the fondant/gumpaste before I cut them out. When I was done I painted with luster dust, because the petal dust just didn't make them pop.
Hope this helps-

Kiddiekakes Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:14pm

Thanks Everyone!! Great ideas.Edna your sunflowers are gorgeous!! I can get a hold of a sunflower cutter here so I may buy that one!

sweetopia Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:26pm

I just wanted to say that I was thinking of the really simple gumpaste/fondant cutter when you first mentioned looking for a gumpaste sunflower tutorial Laurel. My examples were no where near as detailed, realistic, and gorgeous-looking as the images/links posted here! The cutter I was thinking of doesn't even really look like an actual sunflower, although the name of the cutter does say sunflower. Can't wait to see your pics when you post them!

sweetopia Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:34pm

Now i feel silly! foxymomma521, they doreally look like sunflowers with the large centers, and your creations are gorgeous Beautiful job!

foxymomma521 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 2:23pm

Thank you! It was my only time attempting gumpaste flowers... I enjoyed it. Maybe when I don't have a ton of little kids living in my house I can do some more icon_biggrin.gif

Niliquely Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 2:27pm
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Edna; gorgeous sunflowers! Thanks to you and Niliquely for the photo help! I'm going to try and fix that now! icon_biggrin.gif




icon_confused.gif I don't think I should be thanked for sticking my foot in my mouth...but as long as you had a good laugh from it, I am happy! icon_redface.gif

tonedna Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 3:29pm
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I just wanted to say that I was thinking of the really simple gumpaste/fondant cutter when you first mentioned looking for a gumpaste sunflower tutorial Laurel. My examples were no where near as detailed, realistic, and gorgeous-looking as the images/links posted here! The cutter I was thinking of doesn't even really look like an actual sunflower, although the name of the cutter does say sunflower. Can't wait to see your pics when you post them!





Your flowers are really pretty!!..I actually loved them. Like you said Is just a simpler way of doing them.. Actually you can use that same cutter and a veiner tool to make them more realistic. You already make them pretty!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 6:01pm

I don't know if this was mentioned or not but Nick Lodge has a sunflower video out. I believe GSA has it.

Yep, here it is: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20194

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Cakepro Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 6:57pm
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Thank you! It was my only time attempting gumpaste flowers... I enjoyed it. Maybe when I don't have a ton of little kids living in my house I can do some more icon_biggrin.gif




Yeah, that's what you think now, but wait until they are all teenagers! My kids are 15, 16, and 17, and even though I am not breastfeeding/cutting up table food/changing diapers/giving baths/washing tons of laundry/chasing toddlers, I am still just as busy now being band mom/on demand taxi-driver/percussion hauler/school fundraisers cake donor/SAT prepper/ATM machine/washing tons of laundry/arguing with teenagers/ mom. LOL icon_biggrin.gif

Anyhoo, IMO, the best sunflowers are those made the Nicholas Lodge way. Get yourself his sunflower petal cutter, calyx cutter, First Impressions molds petal and leaf veiners, petal dusts, and the video the PP mentioned. Sunflowers made his way are beeeeutiful!

Niliquely Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

Thank you! It was my only time attempting gumpaste flowers... I enjoyed it. Maybe when I don't have a ton of little kids living in my house I can do some more icon_biggrin.gif



Yeah, that's what you think now, but wait until they are all teenagers! My kids are 15, 16, and 17, and even though I am not breastfeeding/cutting up table food/changing diapers/giving baths/washing tons of laundry/chasing toddlers, I am still just as busy now being band mom/on demand taxi-driver/percussion hauler/school fundraisers cake donor/SAT prepper/ATM machine/washing tons of laundry/arguing with teenagers/ mom. LOL icon_biggrin.gif




Oh no! I was hoping it got EASIER as they got older! icon_cry.gif

tonedna Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by Niliquely

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Originally Posted by Cakepro

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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

Thank you! It was my only time attempting gumpaste flowers... I enjoyed it. Maybe when I don't have a ton of little kids living in my house I can do some more icon_biggrin.gif



Yeah, that's what you think now, but wait until they are all teenagers! My kids are 15, 16, and 17, and even though I am not breastfeeding/cutting up table food/changing diapers/giving baths/washing tons of laundry/chasing toddlers, I am still just as busy now being band mom/on demand taxi-driver/percussion hauler/school fundraisers cake donor/SAT prepper/ATM machine/washing tons of laundry/arguing with teenagers/ mom. LOL icon_biggrin.gif



Oh no! I was hoping it got EASIER as they got older! icon_cry.gif





She forgot to add they make bigger messes!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 11:32pm

I figured it never gets easier, it just gets different!

Cakepro Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 2:01am
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Oh no! I was hoping it got EASIER as they got older! icon_cry.gif




Well it becomes less of a physical exhaustion and more of a mental exhaustion. icon_biggrin.gif LOL

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