Question About Making Gumpaste Roses With Cutters

Decorating By confectionsofahousewife Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 5:06pm by confectionsofahousewife

confectionsofahousewife Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:14pm
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I can't believe I even have to ask this but, here goes. I have a set of rose cutters (you know the tear drop shape type). Easy enough but I'm not sure whether I attach the petals with the pointed end down at the base or the rounded end down at the base. Help! Thanks.

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Thanksharla Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:35pm
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I've never used them but you would attach the pointed end to the base of the rose so the ruffled end of the petal is at the top.

luddroth Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:36pm
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Pointed end down. First, use a ball tool to thin the wide end and curl it slightly. Overlap the petals as you work around your base. Even with the pointed ends, the base can become really thick. If so, you can whittle it down with a paring knife and squeeze it a little to fan out the petals. Hope that helps.

LindaF144a Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:37pm
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pointed end down. If you do a search on Youtube for Edna's videos, she has a video for making roses using this kind of cutter.

JulieMN Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:39pm
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Pointed end down....

Jaimelt76 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 1:39pm
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The pointed end down. I never use the petal cutters. I always just use round cutters for my roses. Their are a lot of wonderful tutorials for roses here.

ninatat Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 3:09pm
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i also use the round cutters but ditto what every one else said,

poohsmomma Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 3:10pm
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Edan (Tonedna1) has a great video on youtube showing how to thin the edges and shape gumpaste rose leaves.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 5:06pm
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Thanks guys! That is the way I was doing it but then I saw a picture of a really pretty gumpaste rose and the edges of the petals looked almost pointed and I got to second guessing myself and wondering if I was attaching them improperly!

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