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Decorating By rebew10 Updated 23 Apr 2010 , 6:26pm by rebew10

rebew10 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:07pm
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Ok, I have been decorating cakes for about a year and a half now. I have self-taught pretty much everything, but with a lot of help from individuals on here. I haven't taken any classes as of date and am wanting to venture out into learning how to make gumpaste flowers. Has anyone learned how to do this on their own and how difficult was it?? The reason being, I would have to drive an hour each way to a class and their schedule is not condusive to mine.

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cakesbymark Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:16pm
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start by buying the wilton gumpaste flower cutter kit comes with a book on how to make the flowers.thats how i learned..

minicuppie Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:27pm
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My DH taught himself to make gumpaste flowers and figures by watching tutorials online and studying books from the library (as well as just buying silk flowers and winging it). I used a 50% off coupon at HL and bought a beginner kit at HL. The book with it was pretty good for learning the basics.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:36pm
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tonedna1 on youtube has AMAZING tutorials. She also sells a few dvds from her website.

RobynLM Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:37pm
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I agree with PPs. Follow some online tutorials, purchase a kit and book and get making. They are a lot of fun!

Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:39pm
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I taught my self using online tutorials and just practising plenty!

elliespartycake Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:47pm
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YouTube has some very helpful videos on gumpaste flowers. I've taught myself using these. Beats driving an hour.

idocakes4fun Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:54pm
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I agree w/ others... there are some great tutorials online. Google 'how to make gumpaste flower' or 'how to make gumpaste rose' or..... it should pull up a good list of online tutorials through youtube, etc. I am also going to try to email you a document that I believe I ran across from a posting on CC, which gives great instruction on how to do several different flowers. I used it for the peony on the family Bible in my pics - it was my first attempt at gumpaste flowers. It is possible to do w/out specific cutters. I actually used Martha Stewart's template for paper peonies to cut my petals. This is certainly something you can self-teach, it will just take some time and patience. Good luck!

Karen421 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 5:22pm
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I absolutely agree! I took the Wilton classes, but actually learned more from all the on line tutorials! Then just practice, practice, practice!!!!

rebew10 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 6:26pm
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Thanks everyone!! Guess I'll start looking on-line and through some books.

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