First Time Making Fondant Roses With Mmf-Suggestions Please

Decorating By sberryp Updated 2 Jul 2010 , 11:32pm by catlharper

sberryp Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:25pm
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I couldn't post the picture her because it says that the file was too large. Why can I upload large file, but I can not share them in a post? Anyway, last night I was up making roses for a cake that I am making this weekend. I would love any suggestions because I am making another batch to make sure that the that I have enough flowers and petals. I used a circle cutter and the flower pad. I think that they came out great! What do you think? It took a long time, but I really did enjoy making them.

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catlharper Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:39pm
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they are pretty for small roses but I think you'll find that if you use MMF alone that they will take weeks to dry. I always do a 50/50 MMF and gumpaste mix. This gives me time to model the roses but dries them in a few days rather than weeks.

Have fun playing!

Cat

sberryp Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:48pm
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I did add tylose to the MMF. Some of them seemed dry last night, but this morning they felt different. I think it was because I put the lid on the container that I had it in and didn't leave a large opening, so I took the lid off today. So hopefully they will dry before sunday.

sberryp Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:51pm
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Thanks catlharper for the suggestion. I know I will have fun tonight making more roses.

sweettreat101 Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 7:55pm
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Good job. I would take the tip of my finger and indent the petals just a little to give them a natural effect so they don't all look the same. I add Tylose to my mmf or I use candy clay to make roses. You can get the petals thinner using candy clay.

catlharper Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 11:32pm
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Yup, with any gumpaste/fondant flower or figure you want the item covered but not air tight. Air tight does create the humidity you found last night and will wilt them.

And yes, I use a ball tool to flutter the edges of the petals and make them seem unique.

Cat

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