Help!! Need Tips For Making Realistic Flowers!

Decorating By Mrswalters Updated 17 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm by jamiekwebb

Mrswalters Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 6:24am
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I am making a wedding cake for my brother and am making flowers. I have had trouble in the past making flowers look realistic. Can any of ya'll wonderful cake decorators give some types on how yall make your fantastic flowers?

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sheena Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 6:49am
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What kind of flowers are you looking at making? I generally use dust colors to brush onto my flowers after making them...there are different techniques for different flowers... so if you tell me what kind, I may be able to help.

judcreations Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 7:01am
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Infact just today there is post on flowers by yamber82, if u go to that msg, u will find some links posted on how to make flowers. Also if u do to Youtube, u will find video on how to do flowers.

THe paste has to rolled thinly, which gives a better delicate looking flower. Talking from personal experience.

sheena Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 7:07am
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Yes, rolling the paste thin makes your petals translucent and really makes them look life like...not to forget very delicate.

Mrswalters Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 8:22am
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thanks for the tips. I was specifically thinking of making fully bloomed roses(not rosebuds) but have not completely decided yet. Does anyone have tips on veining the flowers realistically.

brincess_b Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:19pm
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i have seen petal veiners before. and will add more back up to thinning your petals - that alone will make your flowers look about 100 times better.

Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:21pm
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Also airbrushing I find helps make them look real also..I am doing sunflowers as we speak for cupcakes next week and I just sprayed them with yellow and orange mixed and brown/black centres..they look really nice and real looking!

Rylan Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:05pm
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Rolling petals thin and adding hues.

CanadianCakin Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:34pm
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As thin as possible! Without ripping of course! and the right accent colours with airbrush and/or dusts.........I don't have an airbrush but I have heard the spray edible colours can give the same I havent tried this yet so I can't say if it does work like an airbrush maybe someone else has tried and could let us know?!

jamiekwebb Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm
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go to youtube and type in tonedna1 she gives great tutorials....

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