Question About The 'wilton Beautiful Gum Paste Flowers' Kit.

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 18 Jun 2009 , 10:29pm by divaessence

CanadianCakin Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 10:53pm
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Do you know the one I'm talking about? The book that comes with it looks very retro!
Well Ijust got the kit today and have a question. I was very surprised to find that all the flowers they do in the book are on stems and in sprays, I was not expecting this do I use the same techniques in the book just to place them on cakes....I wasn't really looking to do everything with stems.
TIA!!
Ashley

11 replies
peg818 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:35am
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well the book is very retro. You can make most of the flowers with or with out the wires.

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:23am
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The book is very retro icon_biggrin.gif I use the cutters all the time but I don't usually follow the book instructions.

Roses need a wire or a toothpick to really work well (I prefer wire so it can hang upside down to dry)

I like to make the flowers out of fondant and then dry them on different things...mini muffin tin, egg holder, etc...without stems.

kakeladi Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:35am
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.....Roses need a wire or a toothpick to really work well (I prefer wire so it can hang upside down to dry) ....
Not necessarilyicon_smile.gif Here's a cake I made - some 3 dz roses and not a wire or toothpick on any of them.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=28124

Frankyola Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:38am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The book is very retro icon_biggrin.gif I use the cutters all the time but I don't usually follow the book instructions.

Roses need a wire or a toothpick to really work well (I prefer wire so it can hang upside down to dry)

I like to make the flowers out of fondant and then dry them on different things...mini muffin tin, egg holder, etc...without stems.




Ditto thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif I do not follow the book instructions, I just use the cutters thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

sleeper713 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:48am
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I was surprised too when I got the kit and it said to use wire. So if you don't use wire, then in what ways do you alter the instructions to make it work? What do you do differently? Thanks in advance!

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 4:10am
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[quote="kakeladi] Not necessarilyicon_smile.gif Here's a cake I made - some 3 dz roses and not a wire or toothpick on any of them.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=28124[/quote]

I'll have to try it sometime without wire. Do you still let the centers dry first or can you do them right away? Are you using a 5 petal cutter or putting the petals on one at a time? (In case it matters for some of the petals drying to hold up the others) I've done them before with fondant and no wire but not very big ones. Today I was trying to show my grandma how to make one with a 5 petal cutter and no wire and it wasn't working well at all.

While we're on the subject of roses, this is a very good tutorial on making big ones with a 5 petal cutter: http://cakesbyfrancesca.com.au/videos/rosetutorial.wmv

CanadianCakin Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 6:45pm
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Thanks everyone!

kandu001 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:19am
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I bought the kit too, but have not really used it yet.

SGordon Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:26am
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I bought that kit too and was surprised by how many wires they used. I was worried about putting all of those wires in or on my cake. Instead, I made the flowers on pieces of spaghetti so I would get the same effect without the wires.

CanadianCakin Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by SGordon

I bought that kit too and was surprised by how many wires they used. I was worried about putting all of those wires in or on my cake. Instead, I made the flowers on pieces of spaghetti so I would get the same effect without the wires.


Very interesting idea!

divaessence Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 10:29pm
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I bought the kit for a special wired flowers course I'm taking right now. We use the cutters but utilized more contemporary techniques to actually make the flowers. My instructor mentioned that Wilton may be in the process of producing a new version of the book.
The cutters, however, are a great deal ...

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