Calla Lilly Leaf Template

Decorating By tatorchip Updated 27 Mar 2014 , 11:21pm by Bonne Bouche

tatorchip Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:58am
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I would be so thankful if any one could direct me to a template for a calla lilly leaf. Even a picture of the leaf unfolded would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Deborah

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Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:06am
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video: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-make-gumpaste-calla-lilly-cake-decoration-209792/

wilton method: http://www.wilton.com/technique/Calla-Lily

and some just use a heart shape cookie cutter. point is tip of lily / top of heart wrapped to form base of lilly. Stamen is log of fondant around a wire.

tatorchip Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:28am
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Thank you Doug that is what i needed to know the heart is perfect for the leaf. Thanks again

linedancer Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:52am
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Here is a link to tonedna's calla lily video on youtube. It is part 3 where she starts to cut the lily with a heart cutter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=madrWe4pPZg&feature=related

Here is part 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpvE0omk4UE&NR=1

I am sure the first two parts will come up when you go to these links, if you need them.

HTH

tatorchip Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 6:44pm
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OMG, Edna is fantastic, I can't thank you enough linedancer, between you, Doug and Edna, I have learned so much. I really thank yall and I am forever grateful. Thanks again.

tatorchip Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:00am
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I need to know one more thing, can you eat gum paste calla lillies, if you can, do they taste good. If you can't what do you tell the people and when do you take it off the cake and what do you do with it. Sorry I said one thing but got carried away with my thinking. Thanks in advance
Deborah

ninatat Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:19am
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i just made a heart pattern and it works great, but you want a leaf pattern i just use the basic leaf, for the middle it looks nice if you roll it in fine kosher salt

tatorchip Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:22am
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great idea thanks ninatat, do you just brush off the kosher salt after rolling, wow i think that is such a good idea
thanks again
Deborah

Doug Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:24am
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gumpaste....

well...technically edible.

practically -- ICK ---- think hard toothpaste....think chewing on paper...

won't kill ya...

but why even bother eating when you have cake!?

tatorchip Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:29am
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Thanks Doug, very true about paper yuk, I just didn't want to make anyone sick, thanks again
Deborah

ninatat Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:28pm
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hi, no i just roll it lightly, it's pretty fine, if it looks to thick i just brush it off, but one roll will do it

tatorchip Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 3:52am
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thanks ninatat, i am so lala somethimes, lol, I understand now what you mean, I was thinking rock salt and it would give impression and you mean leave salt for an effect but kosher not rock salt. I must have been sleep typing (sleep walking) lol
Thanks again
Deborah

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 3:56am
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To put salt on the middle, just brush the yellow part with egg white or gum glue and then roll it in kosher salt. It comes out looking great.

tatorchip Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:07am
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Thanks Texas_Rose I am really trying to put it all together and with all the help yall are giving me I am so happy. I really appreciate it.
Deborah

tatorchip Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 12:39am
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icon_biggrin.gif Here is my calla lilly but it is not painted yet but couldn't wait to show what I learned from and thanks to Doug, ninatat, Texas_Rose and Edna. I really learned alot and I am very thankful to yall thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
LL

Doug Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 12:41am
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yippy skippy -- you're on your way! thumbs_up.gif

MissCathcart Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 12:58am
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Hmmmmmmmmmm, how about trying Google Images. There are thousands of examples there.

Our Edna is a great Calla Lily teacher.

tatorchip Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCathcart

Hmmmmmmmmmm, how about trying Google Images. There are thousands of examples there.

Our Edna is a great Calla Lily teacher.


did I do it the wrong way

Doug Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:43am
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

did I do it the wrong way




NO!

It was a very respectable FIRST attempt.

And with each one you do, they will get better and better.

Practice makes proficient!

tatorchip Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:07am
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Thanks Doug, I was looking at more pics and I think I need to close the lilly up a little more. My biggest prob is I really never did any gardens. Ill try to go out and look at real ones or silk ones at stores lol I will keep practicing you are a good teacher just think if it was in a class wow you would blow everyone away icon_smile.gif

ninatat Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:13am
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that came out good see on the left it curls continue to curl the sides a little more and start a little lower on that side, in the front where you crossed over pull it back and make that curl also and it will be perfect. go to u-tube and watch edna, it took me a few times.

tatorchip Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:19am
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Thanks ninatat, i will and i will watch Edna again. Yall are such kind people I am in awe. Thanks again

Bonne Bouche Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 11:20pm
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why would you want to eat sugar gum?  The cake isn't enough?  Sugar gum is a food grade product, but most of the flowers etc. are also constructed with wire, thread, floral tape etc.  Gonna eat that too?

Bonne Bouche Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 11:21pm
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Why would you want to eat sugar gum?  The cake isn't enough?  Sugar gum is a food grade product, but most of the flowers etc. are also constructed with wire, thread, floral tape etc.  Gonna eat that too?

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