Gumpaste Roses How To?

Decorating By jrod1974 Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 7:00pm by Dizzymaiden

jrod1974 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:05pm
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hi all.. wondering how to get real like looking gumpaste roses? saw wilton's gumpaste flower kit, not sure if i should purchase?. saw some beautiful roses on www.cakejournal.com wanting to make some like this. thanks for your time.

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cheekymonkey06 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:14pm
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I have gotten a lot of my tips from online videos... youtube and the like. This is a great video on making gumpaste roses. http://www.ehow.com/video_4435793_making-fullsized-rose-gum-paste.html

cheekymonkey06 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:15pm
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I have gotten a lot of my tips from online videos... youtube and the like. This is a great video on making gumpaste roses. http://www.ehow.com/video_4435793_making-fullsized-rose-gum-paste.html

cheekymonkey06 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:16pm
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I have gotten a lot of my tips from online videos... youtube and the like. This is a great video on making gumpaste roses. http://www.ehow.com/video_4435793_making-fullsized-rose-gum-paste.html

jrod1974 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:23pm
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exactly what I was looking for! thanks, another ? that rose cutout she's using wondering if they sell something like that at michaels? the kit i was looking at from wilton was cutouts of individual petals...I like the cutout she uses.

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:24pm
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There's a tutorial on the website you posted the link to. http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-gum-paste-roses I have seen the same tutorial on Flickr, and tried it. The roses I made from watching it are in my photos, they were easy to do and the video explained everything.

Wilton's cutters just aren't good for roses...the ones in the gumpaste flower kit are way too small and the ones in the 5 petal step-saving kit are a bit bigger, but still too small and besides you have to cut between each petal which is a pain in the butt.

cheekymonkey06 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by jrod1974

exactly what I was looking for! thanks, another ? that rose cutout she's using wondering if they sell something like that at michaels? the kit i was looking at from wilton was cutouts of individual petals...I like the cutout she uses.




I have looked all over, including bake shops and haven't found the cutouts. I found a couple places online that sell them. I found the one she's using at this website toward the bottom http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=527&SubCatId=230 Not sure what size she has.

cheekymonkey06 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by jrod1974

exactly what I was looking for! thanks, another ? that rose cutout she's using wondering if they sell something like that at michaels? the kit i was looking at from wilton was cutouts of individual petals...I like the cutout she uses.




I have looked all over, including bake shops and haven't found the cutouts. I found a couple places online that sell them. I found the one she's using at this website toward the bottom http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=527&SubCatId=230 Not sure what size she has.

jrod1974 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:50pm
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awesome! these roses would be for a wedding cake, i will be placing them starting at the top and cascading around the cake reaching the bottom thinking of buying two sizes. still not sure which 2 too buy, don't want them too big maybe the sz 80? and 60 or should I get one size bigger.

artscallion Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:52pm
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They're just circles. You can use anything round to cut them...a pill bottle, a small biscuit/cookie cutter. Anything that's the right size for you. I use the large circle that comes with the Wilton kit for my smaller inner petals. Then I use move to a tea ball for the larger outer petals.

The video I used to learn to make all the roses in my pics is the 5 part series on youtube by our own tonedna. Very well made videos, easy to follow and thorough.

grannys3angels Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:52pm
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I had to do some roses for a wedding cake back in April of this year (pics in my photo's)....I watch all the youtube video's from Edna (AKA-Tonedna).

I also got lots and lots of help on making them from pm'ing her and CC member's Win & Kakeladi...with all their help I was very very happy with how my roses turned out. They all 3 were very helpful, kind and sweet and they hung right in there with me, till I got the look I was pleased with.

Here is a link to Edna's web site, she lots of helpful, useful and how to video's on making all kinds of things! Good Luck, with your roses! thumbs_up.gif

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God Bless,
Sharon

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by jrod1974

awesome! these roses would be for a wedding cake, i will be placing them starting at the top and cascading around the cake reaching the bottom thinking of buying two sizes. still not sure which 2 too buy, don't want them too big maybe the sz 80? and 60 or should I get one size bigger.




It helps to have two sizes for each rose, the smaller one for the inner petals and the bigger one for the outer ones, so that the outside of the rose looks as tall as the center. You can do it with one size though, and just roll the outer petals a bit bigger after you cut them.

Dizzymaiden Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:00pm
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I was wondering if using shortning to keep the gp from sticking to my hands is a good idea?

ps. I created a tattered pirate flag using gumpaste...I used dowels to make the wave and then used vanilla to age it.

the vanilla made the drying time longer - but not only did it looked "aged" it smelled good. thumbs_up.gif

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