i'm doing a wedding in october and the bride wants more realistic (i usually stick to ribbon) roses so i tested some out and would like some fellow ccer's opinions/advice/tips...to improve them (or they're fine as is?) other than the obvious practice hehe that would be great thanks in advanced!! 'kay my pic won't attach so i'll post in my pics (sorry)
fist of all, they do look great. i think the main thing would be to try and get the petals a bit thinner.
Nicely done for you first time! I would also try to make the petals a bit thinner. Have you watched Edna's tutorial on youtube? I found it SUPER helpful. I would also try to have the 2 center petal wrapped more tighly around the cone, I think it just makes it a little more realistic. But I think you did an amazing job!
You can always come cross the Quebec border and we can play with gp together!
Hi Michelle! Are your roses dusted with a lustre dust? They look wet/glossy? Not saying there's anything wrong with that, just curious about your technique
Have you tried using a 5-petal cutter? When I was starting out on GP roses, I found it useful.
Basic tips for GP flowers is to roll your GP until it is translucent, ie really thin. Cut with a sharp cutter if using one, to avoid furry edges. Use a balling tool and a dogbone to cup and then flare out each petal. And, like the above poster mentioned, wrap your first two petals firmly around your cone so you can't see it.
I think your first attempts are marvellous, dahling!
I think your roses are fab. I just made my first roses also this week-end for Easter using dark chocolate fondant and I was able to roll it pretty thin. I think thats the key to a more realistic look, but yours are really pretty.
thanks everyone for the tips-i did after i posted this remember about edna (FANTASTIC video holy crow!!) i did dust them after. so now thanks for the positive feedback and i will try again, thinner and a little tighter around the cone/center. and pouche i'd love to come play hehe (i just don't have a car-maybe we can figure something out)
Make sure to post pics of the next roses, can't wait to see them! I'm sure they will be super fabulous!
2nd try should be in my pics now-thanks again for all the encouragement (this are a big step up-can't wait for the bride to see these one)
Holy cow Michelle, those are awesome!!! Do you not feel like an expert after Edna's tutorial?
I honestly think your roses are excellent. I haven't attempted the gp roses yet. Hope mine come out half as good as yours. Congratulations, great job!!
not so scary after all with edna's help whoo hoo!!
Ok where do I begin?
First I am not a roses expert by no means but I bought one of the best videos ever, one of our very own, Michelle Foster's video. When I first started making roses they looked like cabbages. Yours are wonderful.
So a year later and a Whole lotta roses later. I think I can make an ok rose.
first, like the previous posters I would roll fondant thinner and would wrap a couple of petals around the cone, which brings me to the cone. I would make the cone a little thinner at the tip, this way you can wrap the petal around the cone with a more realistic look.
Also add a little texture to the petal. just roll very lightly on each petal and then wrap around the base.
Oh and lastly, I learned from Michelle F. how to make my roses without any cutters at all and I find that it gives the rose a more natural look. Look in my photos and you will see some of the last cakes that I made using Michelle's video. They look very different compaired to the ones that I made the first time.
I hope this helps some.