Easy 5 Petal Rose Cutter??

Decorating By onlymadaresane Updated 4 Nov 2009 , 11:31pm by tonedna

onlymadaresane Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 6:41pm
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I'm liking the 5 petal roses. Easy, different sizes....

I'm thinking of purchasing the JEM easy rose cutters. Anyone have any good/bad things to say??

Any type you prefer over one another??

I'm currently looking at JEM easy rose cutter. They come in a slew of sizes and are labeled for how to assemble (nice for a newbie!)

Suggestions?? Where to purchase?

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Texas_Rose Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 6:46pm
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I have a couple of the Jem 5 petal rose cutters. I like them a lot. I had bought the Wilton quick rose cutter set before and it doesn't work well at all but the Jem ones do.

onlymadaresane Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:49pm
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I've used the Wilton quick one as well. It works alright. But I'm definably wanting more in sizes and that step of cutting down the petals again...inevitably I'm cutting too much or not enough!

Thanks for the recommendation...I'm thinking it'll be worth it.

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:55pm
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That was my problem with the Wilton cutter...by the time you cut all those little lines in it, it's not quick at all icon_biggrin.gif

The first time I used the Jem one I was practically jumping up and down with joy over not having to cut those little lines. It helps if you turn the cutter over while the flower is still in it and then run your finger over the edges, to make them smooth.

I have the 110 mm and the 80 mm cutters. I will be buying a few more as my budget allows icon_razz.gif

Here's the difference between them and the Wilton cutter, at least for me:

With Wilton cutter:
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With Jem 110 mm cutter:
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With Jem 80 mm and 110 mm cutter (bigger one used for outer petals):
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bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 8:07pm
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I use the 80 mm all the time. If you look in my pix at Megan's wedding cake, all the white roses were done with that cutter.

nannie Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 8:55pm
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I've really struggled with the 5 petal cutter. I do them on wire and as I run the petals up the wire, the hole gets big and sorta breaks down the center. I feel all thumbs when I'm doing them

I have most success with Enda tutorial using the wilton round cutter

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by nannie

I've really struggled with the 5 petal cutter. I do them on wire and as I run the petals up the wire, the hole gets big and sorta breaks down the center. I feel all thumbs when I'm doing them

I have most success with Enda tutorial using the wilton round cutter




This is what you need for the 5 petal cutters, a platform made with a styrofoam plate with a hole in the center. Use it like a table to rest the petals on while you're attaching them.
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There's a really good tutorial on using the 5 petal cutters too http://www.flickr.com/photos/franjmc/2927935625/ you have to scroll down and read through the comments to find it

cownsj Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 9:37pm
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I have been trying to find a cutter to make roses larger than my Wilton cutter makes for ages. Thank you so much for all the info here.

CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 11:47pm
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I have the pink cutters too but I prefer the off-shite ones where the petals kind of come to a point. I think they make more realistic roses.....can't figure out how I ended up with both but I always go to the white ones.

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 12:19am
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Originally Posted by nannie

I've really struggled with the 5 petal cutter. I do them on wire and as I run the petals up the wire, the hole gets big and sorta breaks down the center. I feel all thumbs when I'm doing them

I have most success with Enda tutorial using the wilton round cutter





That's only cause I havent taught you how to use the five petal cutter!..When I do, you will go icon_surprised.gif ...lol Is really easy!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 12:23am
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LOL!! Edna your so funny!
But Your right. Anything I have tried from your tutorials or youtube..I can do,your an Awesome teacher !!

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 1:33am
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

LOL!! Edna your so funny!
But Your right. Anything I have tried from your tutorials or youtube..I can do,your an Awesome teacher !!





Aww thanks..so good to see ypu around here!, is been awhile!

Edna icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 2:48am
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Hey Edna thanks!! Well its hard when you dont get any notices for anything! I think it might have just started working ..maybe hehe! You can always find me on flickr !

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 2:52am
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Hey Edna thanks!! Well its hard when you dont get any notices for anything! I think it might have just started working ..maybe hehe! You can always find me on flickr !




I know what you mean..I am not getting a lot of notices either, is hard to follow things sometimes. icon_redface.gif
Edna icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 12:02pm
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Good morning ! I finally got a thread notice LOL!!

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 4:00pm
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Good Morning!

lol..sometimes I think that if you dont answer one thread notice and come to the post, it just stops sending
notices too..

Edna icon_biggrin.gif

nannie Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 4:19pm
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I didn't get a notice either.

thanks for the platform idea, I'm going to try it.

Ok, Edna, I'll be waiting for a 5 petal tutuorial........ when you feel better of course. icon_lol.gif

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 4:31pm
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Oh.. I promise nanny!...I got plans for a full blast one! In the mean time, check the link I posted on page one, I put some photos in another thread!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

nannie Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 6:15pm
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I missed that link too..........

wonderful pics and explaination...

I'm going to try these asap

Thank you Edna

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 6:57pm
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Originally Posted by nannie

I missed that link too..........

wonderful pics and explaination...

I'm going to try these asap

Thank you Edna




Hope all goes well!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

nannie Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:31am
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ok, Texas_Rose

I have my styrofoam platform with the wire going thru the hole but now have another question.

Do I rest the platform on something or do I just hold it with one hand while I'm arranging the petals

I am all thumbs remember... icon_redface.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:53am
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Usually you hold the wire in one hand while you add the petals, right? Use that hand to rest your styrofoam platform on while you attach the petals with the other hand.

nannie Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:07am
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got it

thanks Texas thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:37am
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I use a foam pad to hold the petals while I attach them. It makes it a bit easier to work. Like in the photo.
Edna icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:40am
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Originally Posted by tonedna

I use a foam pad to hold the petals while I attach them. It makes it a bit easier to work. Like in the photo.
Edna icon_smile.gif




That's how they did it in the tutorial that I watched...but I didn't have a foam pad that big or stiff, so I improvised icon_biggrin.gif

nannie Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:54am
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Thanks Edna

I see that now.

tonedna Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 7:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonedna

I use a foam pad to hold the petals while I attach them. It makes it a bit easier to work. Like in the photo.
Edna icon_smile.gif



That's how they did it in the tutorial that I watched...but I didn't have a foam pad that big or stiff, so I improvised icon_biggrin.gif




You can use the thick foam that comes in the Wilton products
Edna icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:37pm
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Oh no I didnt get any of the notices for all of this !!

tonedna Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 3:36pm
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Did you get the notice for this one fiddlesticks??
Edna icon_smile.gif

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