i just sat down to make the roses for a 4th of july wedding and stupid me, have never made a rose before other then tiny ones. i can't do it! they look like crap and i don't have a 5petal cutter. would it be tacky to use real ones? it is a 3 tier with the seperated teir stand and i was going to cover eich tier with a pile of blue and red roses as that is the colros she wanted them. i don't think i can buy blue roses so i am wondering if it would look ok to use red roses and another blue accent flower sprigs or something. it needs to have red and blue. i don't think she's really picky.
Have you tried the "Duff" rose? They're super cute and easy to make! All you need is a circle cutter to make them. If you search Duff in the galleries, you'll find instructions
Are you trying to make them with buttercream or fondant? Can you post a pic, maybe someone can help you where you're having problems. I never could make a BC rose, but once I got the frosting consistency right, they turned out ok (not great, but okay)
I would ask the bride first before I did anything. She may not want real roses. Just a thought.
I suck at buttercream roses too so I know how you feel! Good luck!
You do not need a 5 petal cutter for roses. If you have a circle cutter you can use that. If you go to YOUTUBE.com and type in EDNA Gumpaste Roses, she has a video showing this. I hope this helps out some...
i was trying with gp. i was using a circle cutter actually but for some reason they are looking like poo! it looks so easy in the video. they are also really time consuming and i need a crapload of them. i would have started on them earlier but my babysitter was sick and then my son has been sick this whole week. i'm stressed
i would go with buttercream roses and make them ahead and dry them or my preferred method is to make them ahead and freeze them. put down a mound of icing and add leaves and then put your frozen roses on the mound, fill in with additional flowers, buds or leaves. this saves a lot of time by having them made ahead of time. vary the sizes.
thanks guys for all your advice! i found the rose method witht he circles, forgot the name, and it totally worked!!!!! i would upload a pic but i'm too lazy. i used4-5 circles and then cut out extra circles and rolled the edges like some of the other tutorials. i basically combined both methods which shortened the time tremendously.
i was looking at wedding cakes earlier and noticed that almost all of them have real flowers though, what is the norm on that? what do you guys prefer? maybe i should start this as a new thread..