How to make Gelatin Bows & Flowers

Decorating By justdi Updated 19 Feb 2015 , 1:29pm by CakesbyJantine

Maria_Campos Posted 7 May 2009 , 5:57pm
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Nothing on the sheets - when the gelatin is dry - it literally pops off by itself! (when I made the butterflies, I had the sheet of them setting on the counter here beside me, and I could actually HEAR them releasing from the sheet!)




What happens when it's too thick?

sweetcravings Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:00pm
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Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how to do this...such a great technique..cool!

mayamia Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:05pm
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thank you so much for the instructions people like you just make this world better, because some people just dont like sharing, but you are awesome thumbs_up.gif

strawberrygirl Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:06pm
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This is so cool thumbs_up.gif ....How well do they hold up in heat? How long do they last? and How do you store them?

Cakepro Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:12pm
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Are these subject to humidity, or once set, do they remain dry?

How long after drying to they remain flexible (for example, for bending into bow loops)?

Thank you for all of the information on this beautiful technique!

mommakeef Posted 7 May 2009 , 6:41pm
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Those butterflies are AMAZING! I've so got to try this!!! Thanks for the info!

Loucinda Posted 7 May 2009 , 8:11pm
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You cn DEFINATELY tell if it is too thick, it will not be pliable at all, it will dry a big ol' sheet of hard plastic!! (ask me how I know this......)

Martina Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:12pm
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Thank you so much for sharing!

bobwonderbuns Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:27pm
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Yes, this is a great technique. I'm playing with the flowers now. The butterflies are very easy and loads of fun to do! You'll love it!! icon_biggrin.gif

floridagal Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:52pm
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Thank you SO much for sharing. These are amazing. Now I have to go back to the store and get some gelatin! icon_biggrin.gif

As far as the ccake addiction thing goes - my husband just said that every time I do a cake I have to go buy more things. Then he asked if I wanted him to build me a place just for my cake stuff!! Unfortunately, I think he was kidding icon_lol.gif .

Melissa

kandu001 Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:51am
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Wow! Thank you so much for posting!!!!

TammyH Posted 8 May 2009 , 2:36am
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I have a quick question... when I did my first batch, the color was too light (I tried purple -- gel colors). Not only did i put it on too thin, it was just about clear! (Had to toss the whole batch.) I know this may sound strange but how many drops of color do you use (per 1 recipe)?

As to "hearing" it pop off the sheets.... it kinda freaked me out the first time! I was home (alone) and reading in bed and I kept hearing "something" from the kitchen... it took me a while to figure it out!

TammyH

Cookie4 Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:41am
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Di: Many thanks for your willingness to share info with all of us. CC'ers never amaze me with their generosity!

Maria_Campos Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:09am
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

You cn DEFINATELY tell if it is too thick, it will not be pliable at all, it will dry a big ol' sheet of hard plastic!! (ask me how I know this......)




Hmm but can I still cut it with a scissor when it too thick I can think of a ew things I can use that for... interesting!!!!!!

Evoir Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:16am
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Hi Di!

I emailed you last week regarding sending a butterfly imprint sheet to Australia...just wondering if you got my email. Are you able to ship overseas?

Eve

EDITED TO ADD: Actually I want all THREE imprint sheets. My name is Eve and I am a cake decorating equipment addict icon_cry.gif

anasasi Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:28am
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Thank you so much Di and Loucinda! I'm dying to try this out now. If it wasn't 12:26 a.m. then I'd be off to the store this minute icon_lol.gif Will definitely be wanting those sheets too...

Loucinda Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:02pm
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Maria - yes, you can still cut the thick dry gelatin with scissors, it is just not flexible enough to bend into the shapes needed for the bow.

I am making another one today - painted the impression sheet last night before I went to bed and it was perfectly dry and ready to go this morning. I am taking pics of each step while doing this one.

As far as the color goes, a dab will do! I just put ONE drop of color in the gelatin for the blue bow I posted (and it now my avatar!) I have not tried to do one in a dark color. The one I am working on right now is pink (my favorite color!)

Maria_Campos Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:48pm
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Maria - yes, you can still cut the thick dry gelatin with scissors, it is just not flexible enough to bend into the shapes needed for the bow.

I am making another one today - painted the impression sheet last night before I went to bed and it was perfectly dry and ready to go this morning. I am taking pics of each step while doing this one.

As far as the color goes, a dab will do! I just put ONE drop of color in the gelatin for the blue bow I posted (and it now my avatar!) I have not tried to do one in a dark color. The one I am working on right now is pink (my favorite color!)




Awesome!!! I know just what to do with them!!!!

Loucinda Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:50pm
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OK....Maria you have to fill me in, I have a big sheet of dry thick gelatin here that could be used for something???? icon_confused.gif

floridagal Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:59pm
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Loucinda,

You will be posting those pics, won't you? I can hardly wait to 'watch' you. Y'all are so generous to share such an amazing and beautiful technique. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Melissa icon_biggrin.gif

CakeMakar Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:04pm
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Justdi, I don't know if this has been brought up, but you could easily put "Learn to make gelatin bows & butterflies" and your site in your signature so people can see it as you do your everyday posts. (At least I post everyday, I guess I can't talk for everyone. icon_biggrin.gif) You could get traffic to your site & I don't think anyone would feel like you were pushing your product.

Maria_Campos Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:21pm
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I'm thinking about using them as windows for a ginger bread house or windshield for convertible maybe even stain glass the possibilties are endless

Loucinda Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:22pm
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Here is the 2nd one I have done with JustDi's impression sheets and technique:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1363646&done=1

floridagal Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:28pm
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Maria,

I love the idea of using the gelatin for stained glass windows! That would be gorgeous! And windows on a house...such great ideas.


Melissa

Loucinda Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:38pm
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Maria...we must've been posting about the same time!! That is a really good idea! It would work too - and be much better than using melted sugar/candy that dries hard and brittle. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:57pm
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Here are some other examples of gelatin butterflies, bows and flowers that Di and Michaelle have done.
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Loucinda Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:09pm
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I have close ups of those exact cakes!! (they were the examples they brought to the DOS) ~ they are so pretty. I really love the clear flowers with just the sparkle on them.

Spuddysmom Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:29pm
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Thank you so much!! What an exciting technique - amazing results. Okay, so is there a 24 hr help line for CC addicts (CCA?), cuz let's face it, we all know what we all will be playing with this weekend. Late into the night we'll all be listening for that new "gelatin releasing from the impression sheet" sounds..... SO cool! Thanks again for sharing. BTW, lusterdust on flowers?

jen1977 Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:41pm
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That comma cake is stunning!

mrscromer Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:55pm
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I would like to know how well these BEAUTIFUL gelatin things hold up in humidty? Does anyone know? Thanks for the Info.

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