Hi there for all of you that have made these roses in the past....wondering what is the best way to make these, and if I should use fondant or gumpaste. I normally make roses out of gumpaste, but my customer wants a more whimsical rose, so thought the ribbon rose would great. Any tips, ideas would be great and appreciated!!!! THanks!
I use fondant only. Roll out a strip of fondant, fold in half. I usually fold over the end that I start with so that it has a nice center that is turned in. Then just start wrapping it around and around. Depending on the look you are going for, you can pinch in the bottoms so that the roses are more opened.
Hope that helps.
I find that if you do them a little looser, they look better. The way I make them is to roll a small length loosely around, then press that into the layer your adding onto, roll a little more, loosely, then press, keep repeating. This gives the whimsical look while still giving the vague impression of individual petals. See the picture below for an example (not mine, just a pic I found in a google search)
thanks guys love these...especially like the cream one...I guess I will just have to practice and see what works best...it is for a christening cake so they would work perfect...thanks for all your help...I guess this will be a try and see project...thanks!
If you go to http://www.rolledfondant.com/how.htm and click on Colette Peters | Ribbon Rose, you will find a nice tutorial on this. As you liked that cream rose artscallion posted, it shows exactly how to get that. Personally I did not like the texture on the rose in this video, but I think overall it looks great.
THANK YOU THANK YOU juststarted...that is a great site....I looked at some of the other info too...thanks, I am going to try some of these today...since we are getting snowed in...thanks again! AMY
oh you are so sweet, you're welcome.