Harder Than I Thought... Gp Flower Help!!!

Decorating By korkyo Updated 13 May 2009 , 5:58am by pinkflower1212

korkyo Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:19pm
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Ok I thought these would be easy but they are not.
Of course they are due this friday. icon_redface.gif

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to make them with the 5 petal rose cutter. (the pink one) but i can't seem to get the center cone part. Maybe a different cutter?


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korkyo Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:20pm
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see if this picture is any better.

Loucinda Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:29pm
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It isn't real clear as to what the problem you are having is? Can you be more specific - that flower doesn't look like it has a "cone" in the center from the pics you posted.

mmdiez10 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:34pm
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Those are plumeria flowers so I don't know that using the five petal rose cutter would work. have you tried viewing a tutorial on making plumerias? there may be one here on CC or you can try youtube.

gerripje Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:10pm
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If frangipani or plumeria is what you're going to do, here is a link to a great tutorial.

gerripje Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:11pm
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If frangipani or plumeria is what you're going to do, here is a link to a great tutorial.

mbt4955 Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:15pm
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gerripje, that is a great tutorial. You can also use a small bud vase to dry them. I actually have some Wilton pillars that I use -- learned that trick in a Nicholas Lodge gp class.

gerripje Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:46pm
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Oh, I should look into that. I end up in trouble when it comes to spreading out and drying them. Thanx!

P.S. ooopss! I don't know how I ended up double posting up there icon_confused.gif

mbt4955 Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:57pm
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These are the pillars I use -- hopefully the picture comes through okay. The flowers sits right down inside and you can fan the petals out on top. Once they firm up a little, you can put them in a foam egg crate or on bubble wrap.

If you wire your flowers, be sure that you get pillars that are long enough for the wires to hang down inside.

Edited to try the picture again ... and again to say ... it doesn't look like the picture is working, but you can check Wilton's website. They are called Crystal-Look Pillars. icon_cry.gif

korkyo Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:18pm
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Thanks for the link on the tutorial. I think that will get me closer than I am now.

I was using the 5 petal cutter but I think I need my petals to be seperate. I'll try the tear drop shapped cutter.

Any more suggestions for a drying type rack or somethng for these.
The petals drape outward. Having a bit of a time with that too.

mbt4955 Posted 12 May 2009 , 5:44pm
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Check this out ... go to page 8 and find a posting by Cakepro. She uses a calyx cutter to cut 5 exact individual petals from one 5-petal piece of gumpaste. If you can't get to it, PM me and I'll find it for you.


gerripje Posted 13 May 2009 , 3:28am
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Here is a picture of two that I made using the middle size Wilton leaf cutter and a tear drop shaped one. I tried to make one like your picture, but it didn't work out so well. I think using the 5 petal cutter might work better, then dry it on one of the plastic flower formers. These don't have a wire on them and have quite a big chunk in the back. If I ever need a wire, I get it red hot and stick it in the well dried flower. I hope the picture works!

pinkflower1212 Posted 13 May 2009 , 5:58am
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check out this video I found. Maybe it will help you to get the right shape you are looking for icon_smile.gif


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