What Size Gumpaste Roses Should I Make?

Decorating By cherrycakes Updated 21 Apr 2010 , 1:12am by cherrycakes

cherrycakes Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm
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I'm making a wedding cake that will be 6-9-12-14 and I'm making a cascade of gumpaste roses and possible calla lillies which will go down the front of the cake. I am using JEM 5 petal rose cutters and I'm wondering which size would be better - 80mm or 100mm? I'd hate to make them all and find they are out of proportion so any expert advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:57pm
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I usually use a couple of sizes for the same rose, to make the outer petals larger than the inner ones. Having different sizes of flowers looks more realistic than having them all exactly the same, too, plus if you make some smaller ones then you can fill in any empty spaces you end up with.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 9:15pm
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I agree, a couple of sizes looks nicer. I did a wedding cake with roses around every tier and they wanted them all exactly the same, but it looked too harsh to me.

I'm sure you'll make it up as you go along, good luck icon_smile.gif

Lyndsey xx

superstar Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:28pm
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Different sizes & don't forget to make some buds.

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:46pm
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Different sizes yes, but stick with the smaller sizes. I like 80 and 90 together with buds. If you look in my pix, in Megan's wedding cake (the black and white one with roses) they had some buds, some semi-open and some fully opened -- all done with the 80. That's my favorite size.

cherrycakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:12am
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Thanks everyone for your great suggestions! I made a few today using the 100mm and I was thinking they looked rather large - I'll go down to the 80mm and do some variations in size using that cutter.

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