Making Flowers Without The Cutters- Need Templates

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Edee Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 11:41pm
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Are there any templates out there for flower making? I need to make some cala lilies, maybe orchids, stargazers, plumeria, sugar daisies, ect, but I don't have the cutters. Is there another way to do it without the cutters?

I thought If I had a pattern of the flower shape I could just hand cut each of them. Does anyone know if there are any?

When I do searches on this site, it gives me all sorts of things instead of what I am searching for, I must be doing it wrong.

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dsilvest Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 11:59pm
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A heart cutter works really well to make a cala lilly.

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chrissypie Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 12:03am
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I think you can make Gumpaste roses with circles, you just have to manipulate the shape a bit.

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Edee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:11am
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thanks, great tips.

Keep 'em coming!

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:19am
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There's an awesome book for this it's called the Cake Decorators Motif Bible by Sheila Lampkin I got mine at my local Barnes and Knoble bookstore but Amazon has it too:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1554072816/?tag=cakecentral-20

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wrightway777 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:23am
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A heart cutter works really well to make a cala lilly.




thats right - check out Edna's Calla Lillies on You tube (Tutorial)


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DreamMaker2 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:03am
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I also use round cutters for roses and the heart for calla lillies. But I also make my own templates out of mylar (material used for stencils). You can print the shape you want on paper, (making sure the dimensions are correct), place the mylar on top and trace the outline with a permanent marker. Then just cut them out. Place the template on fondant or gumpaste and trace around the outline, using a thin, straight edge paring knife or craft knife. Stencil material can be found at WalMart.

When using a permanent marker, make sure you don't put the "marker side" of your template on the fondant. It may be permanent, but it DOES bleed onto the paste. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

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tatorchip Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:19am
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here is a rose tutorial that is done without any tools at all. Use only your hands. the last rose on the tutorial is the best one. They show 3 different roses


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Edee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 3:51am
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I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!

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tatorchip Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by Edee

I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!




Thanks Edee, I like that one

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Edee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by Edee

I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!




I made these last night, sooooo easy!! Just a little tip (you all probably already know this- but I didn't until last night) add a little crisco to the gumpaste. It works so much better!!!

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Edee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:42pm
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

here is a rose tutorial that is done without any tools at all. Use only your hands. the last rose on the tutorial is the best one. They show 3 different roses





WOW, those people are amazing!!

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chilz822 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 6:44am
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Here are some templates I've collected over the past few days. I started gathering these to use in my Cricut but you can easily hand cut them. I do not have instructions though but you can likely find them on the web...
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chilz822 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 6:46am
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here's a few more
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DreamMaker2 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:45pm
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Wow! Thanks, Chilz, for all the great patterns! That was very sweet of you to share - and especially so many! I, for one, really appreciate it. I don't want to seem ungrateful, by any means... but is there any way to know what the "scale" is on these patterns? Or perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing where you found them (?) TIA -
Cheley

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tatorchip Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:34pm
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Chilz, thank you soooooo much. That was very kind of you to take the time to help us out. ((((HUGS)))).

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chilz822 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm
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Sorry I have not printed them or cut them yet but you should be able to scale them to any size you need by shrinking or enlarging them with whatever graphics program you use... I got them from a cake supply website that used them to show what shape each cutter made. I can't remember the name but will search for it later and post it. I want to say it was located in the UK somewhere but can't be positive...

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Edee Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 6:53pm
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Thank you so much for the patterns!!

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tatorchip Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 8:13pm
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great thanks so much

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chilz822 Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 12:48am
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There are lots more here also:
www.janeasher.co.uk/sugarcat.php?cat=Cutters%...

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tatorchip Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 4:11am
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Thanks that one is great also, wow what a help you have been

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Debi2 Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 4:38pm
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Thanks Edee! The Martha Stewart video was very helpful!

Thanks to Chilz too for posting all those patterns. Very generous of you!

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chilz822 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:59am
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No prob, enjoy!
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Elise87 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 7:48am
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Wow Chilz822, thank-u so much for the flower petal patterns also!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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noahsmummy Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 8:25am
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thanks!!!

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HamSquad Posted 27 May 2012 , 12:01am
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chilz822 thanks for the templates. I just made some Moth orchids for my Daughter's Prom recently. I just hand cut out some gumpaste using a template sort of like what chilz822 has. I went on youtube and a website to see how they were made. I'm still learning how to make these.
  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2324037/my-1st-moth-orchids

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