Do My Flowers Look Like Flowers?

Decorating By auntmamie Updated 3 May 2009 , 12:53pm by Evoir

auntmamie Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:59pm
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I just showed my gumpaste roses to my BF, who said that unless I had told them they were roses, he wouldn't have known. icon_cry.gif This is my first attempt at GP roses, and I've been working all week on them. I have 40 total to make for my Course 3 final cake tomorrow, and half of totally finished.

Should I remake all of my flowers, or does my BF a lesson in what flowers are?????


31 replies
juliebold Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:06pm
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Great work on the roses. They look good icon_smile.gif

sweetopia Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:06pm
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They completely look like roses to me!! I think they're beautiful!!! thumbs_up.gif

Rylan Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:07pm
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They look BEAUTIFUL. I love the soft colors that you used. I think you did great-- I would suggest that you make the petals a little thinner if you are going to go for a different look.

Susie53 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:08pm
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They look like roses to me...they look better than the ones I did for my course 3 cake. Take a look if you want, I have a pic in my photos. I think you did a great job! thumbs_up.gif I don't make too many cakes, I just do it as a hobby and for my family. icon_smile.gif

Elise87 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:10pm
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I just made my first ones recently too...well first ONE lol Anyways back to the point, i think they completely look like roses, i dunno what your BF was looking at lol

regymusic Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:10pm
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Tell your friend he needs glasses. Those are beautiful roses!

Susie53 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by regymusic

Tell your friend he needs glasses. Those are beautiful roses!

I totally agree! icon_smile.gif

gscout73 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:18pm
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Maybe you need a new BF. Those are great roses and there is no reason for him to insult you to the point where you doubt your skills. I would say maybe try making the petals a little thinner around the edges (don't make the entire petal thin or it will be difficult to work with). Does he always do that? icon_confused.gif

Alice1230 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:25pm
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He's crazy....they ARE beautiful ROSES! icon_lol.gif

bbmom Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:26pm
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They look great! Was he just being a jerk, because they definitely look like roses. Maybe he should go buy you some real ones to apologize for being such a twit!!! Then he'll see that yours look like roses.

auntmamie Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:38pm
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Thanks everyone! You all made me feel so much better!

BBmom, I agree, I think I deserve a dozen roses after his comment.

I just asked him to look at them again, and he clarified his statement. They don't look like "real" roses - they look like "cake" flowers. Now, he's asking if I want him to make me breakfast - I think he knows he's in the doghouse.

The reason they aren't as thin as could be might be that they are fondant with gumtex, not gumpaste?

Anyways, thank you all so much. icon_biggrin.gif

sweetjan Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:53pm
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Wow, I think they look really good. They definitely look like roses to me!

gscout73 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 1:58pm
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He offered to make you breakfast? NO WAY!. You'll probably end up having to clean the kitchen! naw, he owes you something better than breakfast. Yeah, he's in the doghouse and the name above the openning (I agree with bbmom) is "TWIT." icon_wink.gif

Justbeck101 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:10pm
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They look great and if he can't handle you being good at something, tell him to hit the road! lol Just kidding....

Kimmers971 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:13pm
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They are GREAT! I have to work on mine for Course 3 too this week - UGH icon_sad.gif So far I can't get the hang of it and all I get are tight rosebuds. Oh well....

Bluehue Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:17pm
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Did you slap him .................. hard?
I would have........................ twice icon_wink.gif

Back to the Roses - they are gorgeous.
Feel very proud of them - truely, they are just so pretty and every one here can see that you put your heart into making each and every one of them.

Now back to *him* - honestly - have you slapped him, yet?
Breakfast - icon_rolleyes.gif

Settle for nothing less than Dinner at a suitable venue - with suitable food and very suitable wine.... icon_wink.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Anyone whose first attempt turns out that lovely deserves nothing less.

Bluehue. icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:18pm
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Tell him he can make you some pancakes at Perkins! icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

blondeez Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:30pm
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Your roses are beautiful. Tell your BF that he's crazy. Guess he has not been to the florist in a long time. LOL

michellesArt Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:38pm
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they perfectly fine-and yes to the breakfast silly boy!! if you want help with more realistic ones you should check out edna on youtube-she's AMAZING and goes through stepbystep!! it really helped me-he should take you out to dinner a movie with a dozen roses too (duh they are going on a cake what else would they look like hehe)

CanadianChick Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 8:45pm
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they are good...but if you want some constructive criticism, I think you've made the bases too bottom heavy for such a tight rose. If you're doing a full-blown rose, then you want a heavier bottom, but for the half-open Wilton fondant rose, keep that bottom slim.

Thinner petals would also help - you can always work the top edge of the petal to thin it a bit more before furling it.

That said, BF is an idiot...*lol*

patticakesnc Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 8:55pm
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Ok no offense but maybe BF doesn't know what flower is what. They are beautiful. I think you have done a great job.

aliciag829 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 9:16pm
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Your roses look great.

Tell your BF he can bring you some REAL roses to make it up to you. lol icon_lol.gif

hilly Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 9:34pm
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They are beautiful, he's probably just messing with you.

Elise87 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 3:58am
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not sure what gumtex is but i can't get my roses made with fondant as thin as i ever could with gumpaste

madgeowens Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 4:05am
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They look great..........most men don't know one flower from another, but the smart ones atleast know enough to say wow they are gorgeous LOL....that would be my husband.....of course we been married over 36 years so he has had practice......they are very nice

emrldsky Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 2:14am
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Tell your boyfriend that if he spent more time BUYING you flowers instead of criticizing your hard work, he'd know they were beautiful. icon_wink.gif

auntmamie Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:00am
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I love you all so much!

So, the cake is done. I'll post pictures once my camera battery charges -it died on me while I was taking pics of everyone else's cakes at class! I didn't get to put them down the sides, since I made a styro cake, they wouldn't stay. So, they're just on top of each tier instead.

Thanks for the support.

erikamj Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:18am
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Those look great! Your BF doesn't know what he is talking about.

lomikesa Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:30am
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How can anybody say that they don't look like roses?

They are beautiful!


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