manders Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:44am
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Does anyone have any suggestions or instructions on makeing a gumpast hibiscus. I looked but couldnt find any info on cutters or instructions. I have a tropical themed cake for this weekend and thought it would be nice if i could make some in the next few days.
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KimAZ Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 5:14am
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I use a 5 petal rose cutter, arrange the petals with a wide, kind of bowl shaped center then make a separate stamen which gets attached with gum glue to the center.

Very easy!
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manders Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 3:10pm
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thanks Kim!

bashini Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:15pm
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Hi, here is a great tutorial,

http://www.duskyroseveiners.co.uk/page_1511102.html

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manders Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 5:13pm
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thanks so much bashini, ill go check it ou!

SpringFlour Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 5:24pm
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Great tutorial!! I've been wanting to make a hibiscus cake for my mom...

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 5:25pm
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I made these with a Wilton 5 petal cutter, just cut separations between the petals, frilled the edges and veined a tiny bit, then put them into an egg tray to dry. The centers were done with a long skinny piece that I rolled like a snake, then a yellow piece that I cut with a tiny sun-shaped hole punch, then a ball of the original stamen color. Then I dusted the centers with luster dust. They're not perfect lifelike copies of a hibiscus but they came out pretty good considering how easy they were.
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Michele25 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 11:46pm
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Bashini, thank you for posting the tutorial--it's wonderful!! Texas_Rose, your flowers are beautiful!

manders Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 10:28pm
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Thanks so much for all the help. Mine turned out pretty good. Unfortunitly the cake as a whole did not fair so well...terribly hot and humid weather gave me my first cake disaster...oh well, live and learn. It worked out ok i guess. Ill post a pic once I get them downloaded.

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 10:32pm

In my pix on the Gilda's Club cake I made my hibiscus using Scott Woolley's cutters and instructions.

suz3 Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 10:40pm

I did some hibiscus that I think turned out pretty good. PM me if you want info on how to.

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