Cosmos Flower?

Decorating By favrtdtr Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 8:48pm by favrtdtr

favrtdtr Posted 31 May 2010 , 7:54am
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Does anyone know how to make a cosmos flower? I checked out Rylan's tutorial list but that's not on it. I also did a search on the forums and came up blank. Any and all help would be appreciated - thanks

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Karen421 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:37am
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Did you want to make them out of gumpaste or bc? Cosmos petals are similar to daisies - the centers are different.

milkmaid42 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:40am
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And the tips are somewhat squared off and serrated slightly. You can use a fine dresden tool to etch some light parallel lines from tip to center to give them a more realistic look. Go on-line to some garden catalog sites, in fact just google cosmos flower images and you can get some good ideas. Incidentally, I prefer gum paste for realism.

favrtdtr Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:38am
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Thanks so much for the help. I will be using gumpaste

sweetiesbykim Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:56am
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I took Jennifer Dontz's AWESOME 6-flower "Poupourri of Posies" class which included several flowers, including the cosmos. She sells the cutters on her website, and she'll help you with directions if you purchase from her. Here's the class description:

favrtdtr Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 6:34pm
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Thanks so much kim - i'll check it out. Do you know her username on here?

sweetiesbykim Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 7:47pm
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I don't remember her username, but here's her website:

The Cosmos cutters are in the "cutters" section. She always says just to send her an email with questions, and she would be happy to answer them! She's really great with instruction! icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 8:07pm
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Her name on CC is jennifermi

all4cake Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 8:10pm
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that looks like the small peony cutter....

favrtdtr Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 8:48pm
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You guys are so great - thanks so very much!!

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