Need To Make Gumpaste Peony-Can I Make Due With What I Have?

Decorating By cloetzu Updated 11 May 2010 , 3:15pm by Win

cloetzu Posted 9 May 2010 , 3:53pm
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Hello Everyone,

I have the Wilton "beautiful gumpaste flowers" set - plastic green cutter set which has 24 cutters... BUT I need to make some gumpaste Peonies.... this set does not have a Peony in it (as far as i can tell)... so wondering if anyone has any suggestions/ideas of how i can make some gumpaste peonies using what i have?

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egensinnig Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:04pm
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Just take a large petal cutter or cut ot big teardrop shapes freehand and then you can use a small pair of scissors to make tiny cuts to get a uneven edge. Then frill them with a veiner stick or cocktail stick. And glue together in something cupped or do each petal on a stem

cloetzu Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:35pm
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thanks! the tiny cuts you mentioned are what I need to work on icon_wink.gif I'll give it a try!

egensinnig Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:42pm
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I also use a pattern scissor ( scrap booking ) witch gives a wavy edge for gumpaste

Win Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:55pm
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Here is a great tutorial for peony making.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-forums-watched_topics.html

I realize you don't have the peony cutter, but you can see what shapes you need to fashion as well as the layering you will need to do to get the basic shape of a peony. Don't forget, peonies come in all forms from very frilly to quite plain. Using egensinnig's suggestion and this tutorial to help you along should provide you with favorable results.

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cloetzu Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by egensinnig

I also use a pattern scissor ( scrap booking ) witch gives a wavy edge for gumpaste




What a great idea! I have lots of those scissors! And I rarely use if ever so i guess I now have a new set of cake decorating tools! icon_wink.gif

cloetzu Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:51pm
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Originally Posted by Win

Here is a great tutorial for peony making.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-forums-watched_topics.html

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that link only takes me to the posts I've done/am watching? Can you repost please?

dsilvest Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:58pm
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http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654803.html

Lots of flower tutorials here including peonies.

donnella2045 Posted 11 May 2010 , 2:04pm
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i make them with a rose petal cutter. it's important to dry them on an artists palet to get the shape. i did them once in a large muffin pan but the edges were too round.

Win Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:15pm
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http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-651611.html

Sorry, here is the one on peony-making specifically. The other link posted is awesome as well!

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