So Excited -- Gelatin Flowers On A Cake

Decorating By grams Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 6:49pm by sugalips

grams Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 11:27pm
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I just posted a picture of my first gelatin flowers that I put on a cake for my son's Hawaiian business dinner. Got rave reviews. Can't wait to try other flowers.
I got to go to Jackson Michigan to the shop of Diane Simmons. (Really nice people). I bought all the veining sheets, wire, and the book "Gelatin In Bloom" then went home and had a ball creating the flowers and leaves for my cake.
I put the sheets in my dehydrater on the very lowest setting (mostly just blowing air). The flower wires and corners of the sheets stuck out some so it wasn't sealed down like it would be to dehydrate food. It sure did speed up the drying process so those petals popped off the sheets in a couple hours instead of overnight.
I also liked using a med size soft cosmetic brush to paint on the gelatin.
Yes, putting the sheets on a hot pad while painting on the gelatin is definately the way to go.

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gailsgoodies Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 2:51pm
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Fantastic job! I absolutly LOVE them!

Gail

conb Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:27pm
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You did a very nice job! I love the flowers!

Uniqueask Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:53pm
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They are stunning

cakebaker1957 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:34pm
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Ahh i wanta play thumbs_up.gif

sugalips Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:49pm
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Those are beautiful! thumbs_up.gif I am trying to get up the courage to try some! Were they as difficult as they look?

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