Tools Needed To Make Hibiscus Flower

Decorating By kokopuff Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 2:49pm by superwawa

kokopuff Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 2:57pm
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just wondering what cutters etc. evryone is using to make the hibiscus flower,I tried looking for tutorials on you tube and googling but I didn't have much luck,I found one on youtube but I'm not sure what she was using.Any suggestions will be appreciated.Thanks!

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mbt4955 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:26pm
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Here is a tutorial using a 5-petal cutter. http://www.toppartyideas.com/hibiscus-sugarpaste-flowers/

I took a class from Nicholas Lodge and we used individual wired petals and made a large blossom. The 5-petal cutter method looks like it would be a good way to start. I would probably cut in quite a ways to make the petals.

There is also a thread on CC somewhere that talks about cutting individual petals from the 5-petal piece. Use a calyx cutter in the middle of your 5-petal piece of gumpaste. I don't know if you can picture it, but it cuts out five individual petals. I'll see if I can find the thread ....

HTH.

leah_s Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:29pm
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All I need is a telephone. I order them from avalondeco.

KimAZ Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:43pm
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I use the 5 petal rose cutter. Works like a charm. Just make a separate stamen and attach to the center when it's dry. I dust the center of the flower with petal or pearl dust too.

KimAZ

KimAZ Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:43pm
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I use the 5 petal rose cutter. Works like a charm. Just make a separate stamen and attach to the center when it's dry. I dust the center of the flower with petal or pearl dust too.

KimAZ

kokopuff Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:58pm
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Thanks everyone!I like the party idea website and the tutorials,they make it look so easy.I'm just starting to do gumpaste and fondant flowers so I think I will try it both ways and see which I like best.Thanks again!

superwawa Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:49pm
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I have not made large hibiscus yet, but I recently made little flowers using this veiner: http://tiny.cc/lVVHB

I made separate stamens and then dots of yellow RI.
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