How Do I Make This Flower?

Decorating By Ladybug09 Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 4:57pm by KTB4

Ladybug09 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
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I've looked & looked & looked but cannot find anything that gives me a clue as to how to make this flower. http://tweetphoto.com/18529581

My first thought was using gumpaste or a fondant/tylose combo, cutting the petals out individually & building it, similar to how I build a loopy bow but I don't really like how my "glue" turns out when I make the bow. It never seems to hold well.
Anybody have any suggestions or is that the way to go?
As always, I appreciate any assistance!

TIA

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BlakesCakes Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 9:55pm
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Looks like piped royal icing to me, but I can't tell you which tip off hand.

Rae

KayMc Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:57pm
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It's a gorgeous flower, so I hope someone has the answer!

CWR41 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:15am
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To me, it doesn't look like anything handmade, but rather dried.

artscallion Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:19am
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It looks like a dahlia to me if that helps you search.

krae0057 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:43am
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I agree with CWR41. You can see little fibers coming off of it, so I would guess it's a dried flower or made of paper.

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:57am
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The idea of it being dried got me thinking--and I found a photo of it on a dried flower website. No name, bit it's definitely the same flower.

http://hubpages.com/slide/wholesaledriedflowers

Rae

nidachi Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:58am
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This is definetely a dried flower. I have seen it at Michaels where the dried flowers are. It's very pretty, but the tag had no name as to the type of flower or material it was made of.

Ladybug09 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:55pm
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I really did wonder if it was silk or dried but I still need to recreate it from gumpaste b/c my client wants everything edible. I worked on it last night & it seems the best way to go about it, is to cut out each petal & build it up.

Thanks for your input!

all4cake Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:09pm
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I thought for sure it was royal icing and that tip that looks like a double 81 (it's some type of ruffle tip)...like #100 on this page but bigger http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30E3AD-475A-BAC0-5B5F72A2563BB9A0&fid=3E332511-475A-BAC0-55A40A5591617A55 then, pinch the ends to a point.

Ladybug09 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:14pm
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Well I might try it using royal icing today & see how it turns out.
Thanks!

TexasSugar Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:19pm
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I have a flower like this, it is a dried one I got at Michaels. So I'd question if it was a real/dried flower or if it is an edible one.

Maybe you can see if Michaels still have it so you can atleast have something sitting there to look at while you try to recreate it.

Ladybug09 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I have a flower like this, it is a dried one I got at Michaels. So I'd question if it was a real/dried flower or if it is an edible one.

Maybe you can see if Michaels still have it so you can atleast have something sitting there to look at while you try to recreate it.




Oooh...excellent idea!!! Thank you. icon_biggrin.gif

kellymarie Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:29pm
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This cake was made by Papillon cakes in Toronto/Regina,Canada- i would think if you emailed them they would let you know if it was dried or created by them and perhaps give you some help as to how to go about making it??

I think it's dried myself- but never hurts to ask!

http://www.papilloncakes.ca/

Hope that helps!!

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Ladybug09 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:39pm
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Oh wow...you all are FAB!
Thanks Kellymarie!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

kellymarie Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 5:48pm
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You're very welcome!

KTB4 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 4:06pm
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Did you ever get a response to your question and figure out what kind of flower it is? I've been asked to make the same cake for a friend but am unsure how to go about the flower on top.

Any suggestions? Thanks

Ladybug09 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:05am
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KTB4, I could never find anything like it. I even reached out to the originator & they said it was a gumpaste flower & "an original" design. icon_smile.gif

So I ended up cutting each petal individually & building it one at a time, one layer at time. If you look at my pics you'll see it on the black cake w/ silver ribbon. I wasn't 100% pleased & wished I could've rounded it out more but the client was happy. Message me if you have any more questions. Good luck!

jjkarm Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:09am
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Is it just me or does it look kind of like orange segments? icon_confused.gif I don't think it is... but wouldn't that be fun to make a flower out of oranges! icon_lol.gif

KTB4 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 4:57pm
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Thanks Ladybug09 - I'll check out your pics for sure and I just may ask you for help. The bride is now looking at a cake topper so I may not need to worry about it.

Thank goodness she's a friend and paying me well because for all the changing her mind she's done I'm ready to smack her LOL icon_biggrin.gif

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