How To Make Gelatin Bows & Flowers

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

bubblywhitewine Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 2:31am
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That link works, Thank you!!

candacew Posted 16 May 2011 , 9:40pm
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these are great...so going to try this out soon icon_smile.gif thanks!!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:01am
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Sooooo, who has done something new with this technique? Details, we want details!! icon_lol.gif

sweetflowers Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:14pm
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I did the 'glass' on my beer mug. I liked the way it worked.

blueman Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 2:51pm
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Hi all, I've made it thru 23 pages, but haven't yet seen my question asked. I have read about humidity being a problem, so in that respect is there a problem with laying the completed gelatin flowers directly on top of a buttercream iced cake. The examples I've seen look like they are sitting on a fondant covered cake. I have to wonder if the gelatin would melt when it comes in contact with the buttercream.

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 1:39pm
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Originally Posted by blueman

Hi all, I've made it thru 23 pages, but haven't yet seen my question asked. I have read about humidity being a problem, so in that respect is there a problem with laying the completed gelatin flowers directly on top of a buttercream iced cake. The examples I've seen look like they are sitting on a fondant covered cake. I have to wonder if the gelatin would melt when it comes in contact with the buttercream.




I've never had that problem. However if it bothers you, place the flowers/butterflies on the cake just before serving and pull them off as you cut the cake -- no worries! icon_biggrin.gif

Oh and by the way, I did an experiment, when I did my teal butterfly cake I made a few extra butterflies and put them in the frig for a week -- they came out just the same as the day they went in. No problemo! icon_lol.gif

konalm Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 8:39am
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hi i am new to this forum , if anybody can help me out a little let me know at my website which is http://kitchenaidprofefesional.com

steppy Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 2:32pm
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I have to say Thank-you and I LOVE this technique! I was looking for an alternative to blown sugar and here it is!
I have made gelatin balloons, and my best friend made this HUGE rainbow and hung a plane and a birthday banner from it. It is durable and lasts. We have fun playing and painting them and you can use any template! We found some stuff at the dollar store that you can just paint gelatin on and peel off once it dries. I hope to post pictures of some of the things we have tried. It does melt a little with icing contact. You can even use the edible spray paints on them, I used it on the balloons!
Neat stuff!

Many thanks for sharing!

Cookie4 Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 9:17pm
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blueman: I'm in Texas and even with our humidity my blue bow cake & butterflies are still doing great. Even after teaching a couple of classes on this technique and in/out of my car my dummy cake with the gelatin items is stil standing. I don't think you can hurt this stuff if you tried.

mrsg1111 Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 3:11pm
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My 2 children (1yr and 2 yrs) who i refer to as my bosses will not allow me to read through all of these pages and i am looking for the link to purchase the sheets for the butterflies and flowers? Anyone have cliffnotes or can quickly inform me? Much appreciated and my kids appreciate it too! lol icon_smile.gif

nana2me Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 8:06pm
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I read through all 57 pages on this sticky and all I can say is THANK YOU so much for all the help. I got up the courage to try to make a bow last night and so far is working wonderfully. I used my pampered chef cutting board because I am to impatiant to wait for pay-day so I could afford to go buy supplies. I had to make a second batch this morning to finish my bow but I wll post pictures of it when it is all done. Thank you again everyone!

And to purchase sheets go to www.cakeconnection.com.

Loucinda Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 1:42am
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Glad you got to play and it worked out great! That is one thing I love about this site, the sharing of the great information. Post some pics!

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 11:00am
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Yes, post pix!! It's a fun technique to do!! icon_biggrin.gif

nana2me Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 6:24pm
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For some reason I cannot get my pictures to attach icon_cry.gif

MsTonyasCakes Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 1:09am
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Ok, after reading all 57 pages, I'm ready to try this!

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 1:41am
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Originally Posted by MsTonyasCakes

Ok, after reading all 57 pages, I'm ready to try this!




Jump on in, the water's warm! icon_lol.gif

josefina20 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 1:51am
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woaaa me too me too. want to try this. thanks

mahagon Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 6:08pm
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Finally I have finished reading this topic.. and ready..
I ordered small part of supplies to make a bow, batterfly and flowers. Can't wait until it'll arrive to my home.
Wish me luck!

All yours. icon_biggrin.gif

MsTonyasCakes Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 6:10pm
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I'm far from being an expert, I've only done this 3 times and am still working on getting it just right, but I did a demo on it at my cake club this week and everyone loved it!! We're all so excited about gelatin!! icon_lol.gif

Bri122005 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 1:32pm
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I've been trying to do some gelatin butterflies for a display cake. I don't have a texture sheet, so I've been using a candy mold I have. The shape, thickness of the wings are coming out fine, but I can't get the color/paint on them nice. I've read lots of this thread, but still can't fix my problem. Don't have any glitter or disco dust, so I'm just trying to use airbrush color painted on with a brush. It looks horrible. Can anyone give me any pointers? Thanks!

patticakes1959 Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 1:10am
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I would like the directions on how to make the butterflies and lilies.

TheRebecca Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 10:02pm
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Wow... that's just... amazing... you are very talented.

I can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing.

pcake Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 3:27pm
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Hi any chance you'll be making this into a video. I'm still pretty new and I need vocal as well as visual instructions most of the time. Thanks icon_redface.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 4:17pm
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You can write to Di at the Cake Connection and ask her. This is her technique.

SimplySensationalSweets Posted 25 Oct 2011 , 4:20pm
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these are amazing...I'm going to have to give them a try!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

tarabara Posted 29 Oct 2011 , 8:53pm
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Does anyone regularly use the sugar free Jello method or is the plain Knox gelatin so much easier to use that it's not worth making it taste good? I saw that some people mentioned using Koolaid but I wasn't sure how much success people had had with that. Honestly, I stopped reading after 30 pages so if this was answered somewhere between pages 31 and 57 I'm afraid I missed it!

Jessicakes831 Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 5:30am
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Wow these are beautiful!

Loucinda Posted 22 May 2012 , 4:21am
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Have you seen the peacock feathers? OMG, I can't wait to make some of them, they're gorgeous!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 May 2012 , 12:51am
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I did!! I'm saving my pennies to get the new mats!! icon_biggrin.gif

countrymom Posted 18 Jun 2012 , 9:56pm
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I am new to all this and I was wondering if instead of using the butterfly sheets you could use a cookie cutter like a mold on a silicone mat? I don't need the details (veining) I just want the shape.

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