Why Aren't We All Doing Roses Like This????

Decorating By Rose_N_Crantz Updated 9 Dec 2010 , 2:25am by Apti

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:03pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBWYlklg6AU&feature=grec_index

Seriously. I'm trying this TONIGHT. I just spent the last week making 5 roses for my mother's birthday cake. Granted, I work so I wasn't able to set aside enough time to make them all in one shot. But if I had seen this I'm sure it wouldn't have taken me as long.

Comments? Concerns? Thoughts?

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costumeczar Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:09pm
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I make them like that sometimes (I actually have a video up on youtube of it, I think). I'd do the petals thinner than that guy is doing them, though. They're also easy to make like that if you're using modelling chocolate.

debbief Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:11pm
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I've seen this and have tried it before just to practice because I didn't have a cake to put them on. Didn't turn out too bad and I'm sure with more practice I could do a lot better.

Just waiting until I get some more free time so I can try it again. Or someone who wants a cake with roses...

EvMarie Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:40pm
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That's a pretty neat video. But, I'm confused. The title says gumpaste & then later in the title it says fondant. Which is it?

I only have made MMF & Marshmellow Rolled Buttercream. I use these on cookies & I'll admit, every time I try to do any kind of fondant type technique....I have a hard time because of texture. So, outside of rolling, cutting & imprinting....I struggle. I'd love to get it right & try these flowers.

So - is he using gumpaste or fondant?

cakeaddictunite Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:54pm
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Thats how I make mine. icon_biggrin.gif its so easy. thumbs_up.gif

MJ2008 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by EvMarie

That's a pretty neat video. But, I'm confused. The title says gumpaste & then later in the title it says fondant. Which is it?

I only have made MMF & Marshmellow Rolled Buttercream. I use these on cookies & I'll admit, every time I try to do any kind of fondant type technique....I have a hard time because of texture. So, outside of rolling, cutting & imprinting....I struggle. I'd love to get it right & try these flowers.

So - is he using gumpaste or fondant?




I'm not sure what he's actually using in the video, but there's a message below the video that says you can use the same technique with gumpaste or fondant so I think either would work.

roweeena Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:58pm
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Judging by how they taper the edge I would be inclined to think it is fondant. My gumpaste isnt that soft you can smooth it like that. They are nice, but they look really heavy. I wouldnt be able to mount them onto my cakes without a whole lot of glue and skewers!

icer101 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:12pm
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I make fondant and chocolate roses that way. I even add 5 more petals to it. beautiful.I teach this way at a tech school here. They abosolutely love it.I then cut the bottom at an angle. Was taught this about 12 yrs. ago. If you make them in dark or med. chocolate. then dust with gold super pearl, it WOWS! them. So beautiful on a cake. So. no, they are not too heavy for any cake. I assure you. hth

superstar Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:29pm
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That was interesting. I have never seen roses done that way before.

ILoveDaffodils Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:33pm
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I just started trying to make gumpaste/fondant roses and found this video very interesting. I also thought the base when they were finished looked really big and heavy. How do you actually get them to stick on the cake? I can see how trimming the bottoms a little would be OK if they are on top of the cake but what about if they are to cascade down the side of the cake?

Creativebakes Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:35pm
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Interesting...I want ot give that a try one day.

EvMarie Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:45pm
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Looks like I should try to make real fondant & give it a whirl. icon_smile.gif

Rosie2 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:51pm
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Wow, this is awesome. Thank you!!!

Alauniira Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:56pm
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I've seen that video also and tried a technique similar to that. To practice, I used Play-Doh since it was sorta the same consistency and didn't use my actual product. It was fun AND you get to practice and keep them forever.

dchockeyguy Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:57pm
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I was taught a similar technique, but we used saran wrap to give the petals a little more texture when thinning them. It also gives you a little thinner petals.

TejasRebel Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:09pm
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That is so cool... thanks for posting the link!

FrostingKrista Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:10pm
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Thanks for posting this link icon_smile.gif I was wondering if there was an easy way!

EvMarie Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:28pm
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dchockeyguy - do you just hold the saran wrap under the "ball" of fondant while you're thinning the petal out? The texture would be on the bottom...???

I'm not getting it. How exactly do you use the saran?

icer101 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:43pm
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I learned , using the saran wrap. Then i took bronwen weber's demo in texas, i think, and she was making them, just making balls and just using her fingers to flatten more at the top edge of the petals. you have to stay away from the bottom edge(just flatten a little) and don,t stay on the top edge(if you are using chocolate) too long or it will get too thin and the petals just fall over and you can,t work with them and make them real like. The less you touch either fondant and modeling chocolate , the prettier and stronger your rose will be. hth I made them this week end for a 50th anniversary cake. Will post pics later, i hope. I just made them with my fingers(no saran wrap) one less thing you have to use. lol! here is another way to make them.


http://cakeonthebrain.blogspot.com/2008/10/chocolate-rose-tutorial.html

costumeczar Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:48pm
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If the bottom is too thick you can just pinch it off. You can use egg cartons to dry them, or just get a piece of cupped tinfoils to hold the petals up so they don't flop over while they dry.

jillmakescakes Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:49pm
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I just use the heel of my hand to roll the petals on and flatten them. This is actually the way that Wilton teaches to make the modelling chocolate roses.

BORIKS03 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 11:49pm
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Thanks for sharing

SSGirly Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:30am
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I just tried with play-doh. I'm inspired. By my third rose they were looking fantastic.

superstar Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 4:08am
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icer101, that is a great tutorial, thank you for sharing.

icer101 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 4:30am
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you are welcome superstar. I have never had to put my roses in any kind of former for them to set up. The less you handle them, the better and prettier they are. i use either method. under the saran wrap and mostly just using my fingers.


http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com/2010/02/modeling-chocolate-roses-by-mame.html

indydebi Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 10:43am
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the very first gumpaste rose I ever made (in an ICES meeting) was done this way. I make tootsie roll roses this way. Not being very versed in gumpaste technique, I thought this was how you were supposed to do it! icon_redface.gif

agemyers Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:34pm
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thanks for sharing

Ellyane Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 2:28pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

the very first gumpaste rose I ever made (in an ICES meeting) was done this way. I make tootsie roll roses this way. Not being very versed in gumpaste technique, I thought this was how you were supposed to do it! icon_redface.gif




tootsie roll roses? I never thought of that! Do you have any pictures of how they turn out? What size tootsie roll do you recommend using?

indydebi Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 2:41am
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Originally Posted by Ellyane

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Originally Posted by indydebi

the very first gumpaste rose I ever made (in an ICES meeting) was done this way. I make tootsie roll roses this way. Not being very versed in gumpaste technique, I thought this was how you were supposed to do it! icon_redface.gif



tootsie roll roses? I never thought of that! Do you have any pictures of how they turn out? What size tootsie roll do you recommend using?



I was at one of my 3-day caterings and just picked a tootsie roll up and started playing with it .... tore some off of the end, manipulated it untiil it was soft enough to work with, then just used my fingers to make the petals. It's so easy, that one of my staffers, who was brand new and admittedly "doesn't make cakes", watched me and then SHE made one then and there!

No photos ..... but when I did a cake demo for a networking group, I made one of these roses in front of the crowd while I gave my presentation and two people commented on how amazed I was that I didn't even appear to be looking at the rose while I was making it!

madgeowens Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 2:57am
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I am doing that now.....omg I can't believe how fast I can now make roses haha..only thing I do different from him is I make cones on big toothpicks and let them dry for a day, and then make them right oin to that...it use to take me a half hour to do one gp rose, now 5 minutes lol...and I like the way they look...my anniversary cake I have them on it...

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1835421

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