Gumpaste Magnolias

Decorating By ymmat77 Updated 15 Nov 2010 , 5:49am by sugarshack

ymmat77 Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 7:50pm
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I just barely made it thru a gumpaste magnolia disaster!!!! I had to use a hot glue gun... I know shame on me!!! But the wedding is tonight. Basically, my wired petals were breaking and coming out of the gumpaste at the wire. I couldn't get them to stand up w/o breaking. How do you get those petals to stand up so you can shape them and wrap floral tape. I have made flowers with much success before...... maybe I need a real tutorial or class. I have just tried to figure it out as I go along.

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Rusti Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 1:08am
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Nicolas Lodge has a good tutorial on magnolias.

icer101 Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 1:35am
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Sharon Zambito has a good tutorial on her blog . It is under june 28, 2009. hth

ymmat77 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 2:42am
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yes, I have seen Sharon's, but she doesn't show how she assembled them. Mine kept falling out of the wires???

sugarshack Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 5:49am
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your wires were breaking through the petals? Did you use the groove board to make the grooves to insert the wires in?

If the wires were breaking through, try a thinner wire and a tad thicker gumpaste. HTH

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