Scottish Thistle. How Do You Make One?

Decorating By Briarview Updated 5 Dec 2009 , 2:10am by all4cake

Briarview Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 12:24am
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Has anyone got a tutorial on how to make the Scottish Thistle? Would love help please.

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all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 12:43am
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I had to google that's beautiful! I've not seen a tutorial for it though.

all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:27am
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I found this image...not as detailed(THORNY) as real ones, but it may help you figure out how to make them...

as shown at

http://www.rainbows u gar c ra

all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:45am
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Is it possible to somehow use the same technique as done on this cake...
or this cake...

to make the bulbous part of it?

I'll give some thought to the top on how to keep it all edible and without using something like embroidery floss...

torki Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:53am
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To make the baulbus part make a ball/cone of sugar paste hollow out a little then with fine nail scissors and starting at the base make fine snips pulling scissors upwards as you go. icon_biggrin.gif

Briarview Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:54am
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Thanks all4cake for all your trouble. I think I would use cotton as the purple part and try and follow the thistle spray picture you posted. Thank you so much

all4cake Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 2:10am
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I bet it could be made just as nicely(the bulbous part) with royal icing and an itty bitty leave tip....then, dip a ball tool in cornstarch to create a recess (to receive a wire with the colored threads attached) make hole in center with toothpick then leave to dry. When dry, squeeze a bit of royal icing into recess and insert wire into hole created by toothpick and secure at bottom with a ball of gumpaste and allow completed assembly to dry....just another thought...

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