Gumpaste Calla Lilies

Decorating By steelcity_cc Updated 30 Jun 2009 , 7:50pm by Uniqueask

steelcity_cc Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:48pm
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I'm making gum paste calla lilies for the first time and was wondering if anyone had advice or pictures or know of a video for the steps... I understand the basic idea but just want to be sure of what I'm doing, I'm planning on starting them in the next couple days since the cake is for June 19th and it's 7 tiers.

Any help would be awesome!!!

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fidos_mom Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:53pm
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Edna has a fantastic video on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUIjP1zRhH4&feature=channel_page

They are sooooo easy and elegant looking. Good luck!!

mrswendel Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:53pm
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Check out Edna's tutorial on youtube. It is fantastic and will give you beautiful callas! icon_smile.gif

kpsquared Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:58pm
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When making gumpaste calla lillies, I usually make my centers first and put them on toothpicks to dry. It is easier to work with them when they are hard. If you'd like you can roll them in cornmeal or yellow sugar. You would need to put gum glue on the centers first so that the cornmeal/sugar would stick. Then using a heart shape cutter you would cut your petals out. The size of your centers would depend on the size of your petals. Hope this info helps. Good Luck!

linstead Posted 15 May 2009 , 12:06am
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I vein mine with corn husks that you buy at the grocery to make tamalies. Super cheap and basically works like a more expensive veiner.

weirkd Posted 15 May 2009 , 12:17am
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I like the corn husk idea! I do the same with letting my centers dry. I use polenta and daffodil petal dust mixed together and dip it in gum glue and then into the polenta. I give that a chance to dry also before attaching the petal. I use a wrap around motion and take the point of the petal and turn it slightly down. Then I let it dry. Afterwards I dust the inside with a light green color and then the rest with white mixed with super pearl.
Edna looks just like that girl that is on FN that does the latino cooking! I cant remember her name though. But she looks like a model!! Must be nice to have the LOOKS and the talent! icon_smile.gif

gloria Posted 16 May 2009 , 3:24am
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This was one of my first fondant efforts. I made a pattern and cut the fondant. I rolled up some yellow fondant for the middle and wrapped the white around it. It was actually quite easy.

Some advise - make extras.



http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_5135.html

3GCakes Posted 16 May 2009 , 3:29am
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Edna's tutorial helped me make my niece's wedding cake. Edna is awesome.

I didn't have a veiner...and I would have LOVED to hear about the corn husk idea and the polenta...who'd have thunk?

ninatat Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:11am
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hi, me to i didn't have a pattern you can use a heart shape and works great

sgauta Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:21pm
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I also recommend Edna's YouTube video -- AWESOME! I just made my first gum paste callas for a cake this week (picture in my photos) and they came out great. I was so pleased!

~Sarah

cakeinthebox4U Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:30pm
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This was my first attempt at calla lillies using Edna's tutorial on youtube. SOOO easy and I think they turned out great!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1345234

ninatat Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:15pm
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I also say one where the video said to use fine koser salt for the stamen and it looks nice,

sweetjan Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:44pm
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I just watched Edna's calla lily videos....very well done. THEN I had to watch her 'how to make a bow' video....she's very talented and a very good teacher!

ninatat Posted 18 May 2009 , 5:31am
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your's turned out really nice, i like Edna's video's you watch one then another, and

steelcity_cc Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 7:30pm
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Thanks for everyone's help on this here's the final product!
LL

steelcity_cc Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 7:31pm
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Thanks for everyone's help on this here's the final product!
LL

steelcity_cc Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 7:32pm
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Thanks for everyone's help on this here's the final product!
LL

steelcity_cc Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 7:33pm
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Thanks for everyone's help on this here's the final product!
LL

Uniqueask Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 7:50pm
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Looks amazing

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