Petal (Flower) Pans

Decorating By rharris524 Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 2:33am by sadsmile

rharris524 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:19am
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Do they sell them at Micheal's? Also, are they hard to fondant cover?

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G_Cakes Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:27am
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I bought my petal pan set at Bulk Barn (in Canada) because my local Michael's said they wouldn't carry them because they were not popular sellers.

Either way they were much cheaper at BB even with the Michael's coupon.

I used the for the first time last weekend and I found that icing the cake with BC is going to be the key to making sure it keeps its petal shape.

I started off by putting on 2 crumb coats of BC, very thin and let each one crust up well.

Then I did another 2 light coats with more BC and again let each one crust up well.

Then it was A LOT of smoothing with parchment paper (or viva) making sure that each petal was well defined.

Once you have the butter cream all set up the fondant is a piece of cake (pardon the pun). Just make sure that you press in between each petal to keep the definition of the petal shape icon_smile.gif

sadsmile Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:33am
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Using a viva layed over a dowel helps get a perfect smooth indentation right in those spots.

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