What Kind Of Cutters Do You Use For Roses???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm by pippilotta

Mikel79 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:52pm
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Hi All !!

What shape cutter do you use to make gumpaste/fondant roses. I was thinking about using ROUND cutters. Will these work?

Thank you,


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imamommy1205 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 1:09pm
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I have only done them 2 ways. I used a cutter I have with the 6 petals on it. I make little hump for the middle, then cut 2 of the flower shapes our and wrap around to make a rose. The method I prefer though is making 13 balls (or however many you want to use). Shape one into a log and flatten out between 2 plastic baggies. Roll that one into a sprial and princh off the excess on the bottom. Then make roll each ball out into a cirle for a petal and put them around the sprial thing. Sorry if that didnt make too much sense. I know there is a video on youtube...just cant remember the person's name.

turtle3264 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:30am
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I have made fondant roses using the round cutter and the 5 petal cutter. There are some good videos on youtube showing how to make them.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:40am
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I've done roses both ways recently...with a circle cutter and with the 5 petal cutter. My results were good with both but the 5 petal cutter is much, much faster.

Laurascakefactory Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:02am
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I use either the 5 petal cutter or rose petal cutters, they are both basically the same but with the rose petal cutter they are singles and takes a little longer. Good luck

gerripje Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:03am
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Here's a link to a tutorial by tonedna on you tube using round cutters.


Here's some that I made, I only use round cutters just like Edna shows!

Rylan Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:59am
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Of course round cutters will work. I use the single petal cutters. Texas_rose introduced me to the 5 petal ones and I am looking forward to use it.

curiegas Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 5:58am
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I use the Wilton 5 petal cutter. I would like to learn with just the round cutter.

Gerripje- - -I love the red roses. What color did you use?


sheena Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:23am
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Hi Mikel,

I would highly recommend the JEM easy rose cutter series which comes in a few different sizez. They are five petal cutters which makes your work a lot faster than cutting out individual petals. Also, from my experience of using various cutters, I have found that the JEM cuters are designed so beautifully that they help you get fine delicate petal edges as compared to the doughy egdes that other cutters give. Just google "JEM easy rose cutter" and you should easily find them on many sites. Here's a picture of my roses using the JEM easy rose cutters.

gerripje Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:24am
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curiegas, well I had (the key word being had, because it took alot!) some red powder food color. I kept adding until it was nice and dark. Then I used the CK luster dust color Claret. I make the Nicholas Lodge recipe for gum paste and was surprised how nice it was even adding all that red, but the next batch I made, didn't seem to take the color so well at all.

Sandylee05 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:12pm
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Do you use regular florist's green tape to cover the wire? Do you insert the tape covered wire into the cake?


Win Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by gerripje

Here's a link to a tutorial by tonedna on you tube using round cutters.


Here's some that I made, I only use round cutters just like Edna shows!

I use Tonedna's method as well, but have tried the five petal cutters. I just don't think you can individualize the petals as well with the five-petals. With circles, each petal is different --just as a real rose would be in nature.

Here are some of my Tonedna roses:



gerripje Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:25pm
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Win.. those roses are awesome! I only have the Wilton five petal cutter that you have to cut each petal apart and never had very much luck at all with it. I've found that the more you do them, you just find a way that works for you. I found Edna's tutorial to be very helpful to know what to look for. Here's a link to a thread from a couple of months ago, Cakepro attached a picture tutorial that was really great!


pippilotta Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm
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I use for my roses single petal cutters like the cutters from Tinkertech


The roses are wonderful, but the methode is timeconsuming....

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