Hello fellow CCer's. I have done a google search and also a search on CC, but cant find anything on gumpaste pine cone how to's. I would think I could use the tear drop petal cutter but was just wondering if anyone had any tips! Thanks
I'm not really sure how to do it but have you researched clay pinecones. Most clay tutorials also work with gumpaste.
For a full-sized, detailed pinecone, I think you're right about the petal cutter and building around a cone-shaped base. But for quick, little pinecones I've used a different method. In my photos, the chocolate wreath cake has little pinecones made of modeling chocolate. The method is to roll out a long strip of chocolate or gumpaste, cut one side in a straight edge and then fringe the other side with cuts every quarter inch or so. Then roll up the strip and fan out the cut edges. If you look at the photo, I think you'll understand right away how I did them. Not detailed or fancy, but good in a mix of other shapes. HTH.
for the most beautiful pinecones I have seen, check out costumeczar's blog. She has a way to do them with chocolate on there, and they are amazing looking.
Thanks everyone, I will check into them all
Do you have a direct link to the pinecones on costumeczar's blog? I must be stupid, can't find it anywhere??
I have it saved, but it is not mine, so I don't want to post it without her permission. Try pming her - she is on her pretty often.
I found it thanks, and yes i have saved it now as well, because more often than not, I cannot open blogs in Chi***na. Today I could, YEAH!!!!
I couldn't find it . Could you please share the link.
I can't post the link to the blog, because I have to go via a proxy and that distorts the link. but look under wedding cakes, the choc pine cone one, I think it was, or just pm costumeczar. I searched every entry, took me a whole day, but I found it in the end. Had to use different proxies (blogs are blocked in my host country, so it wasn''t that easy)
All i can say is, wow, that was a genious idea
Hi everyone...I've been getting some pm's about this, so I thought that I'd just find the thread and post the link to my blog. Here it is, feel free to email me if you have any questions about it. http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2009/12/chocolate-pinecone-cake-and-how-to.html
Those pine cones are so realistic! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing your link with us.
I can't wait to try these next weekend...thanks for sharing.
A BIG thank you for posting the link...
that is amazing, so simple when you show it , yet looks so perfect
thank you for posting this...Yours turned out fabulous!! :)