How To Make Gumpast Poinsettia

Decorating By k62858 Updated 14 Dec 2010 , 2:56am by Buttercream_warrior

k62858 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 11:25pm
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I would like to know who to make poinsettia out of gumpaste or fondant.I need to make a cake this weekend and want to put these on it.Thanks for any help.

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RachelRichey Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 11:51pm
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I was wondering the same thing!!! Anyone care to share?



Crazboutcakes Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 11:54pm
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Never made pointsetta's so let me in too icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 11:57pm
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I made mine using Jennifer Dontz's cutters and her instructions. You can PM her -- she's JenniferMI here on CC.

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 12:02am
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i didnt get the cutters! they were sold out when i placed my order last, so what else can i use? if anyone has any ideas, please let me know! tia

icer101 Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 12:51am
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hi, these are made using leaf cutters if you have them. you can also free hand cut them. just look at pics of the cutters. i have done that many times. I have traced a pattern of the cutters. then use that.!%20--%20Fran%20Tripp.pdf

heres another. i would make the centers with green first, add a little red, snip around red with little scissors , then put some glue in the center and dip in yellow pollen or petal dust. (beautiful). i would add more leaves than this white one is showing, but thought this would help anyone get started. look at some on this site and that will guide you to make big , real like ones. hth

icer101 Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 1:02am
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here is a great one by nick lodge. read it all before starting. enlarge the pattern. i have made this flower from this book.

Loucinda Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 1:33am
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I used the small cutter set, not sure if they are in stock or not. I also used a combination of the Nic Lodge and Fran's tutorials to do the ones I have done. I did the non complicated centers for mine, they look nice, I think.

Here is a cake I just did this past weekend with them on it:

kristanashley Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 1:37am
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For the poinsettias I just made, I took apart a fabric poinsettia and used it as a template. I didn't do individual leaves, so it doesn't look completely authentic, but I thought they were pretty. I literally laid the piece of pulled-apart fabric over my gumpaste and rolled over it with the rolling pin and cut out the outline with the exacto. Maybe not exactly food safe, but it wasn't really going to touch the cake and no one was going to eat it.... I made holes in the middle of the poinsettias, veined them freehand, and set them in cupcake papers to dry. I then painted the poinsettias so the color would leak down into the veins. Then I made the centers out of wire and gumpaste and edible glitter and stuck the two layers together, poked the wire centers through the holes, glued with tinted chocolate, and put the wires in a coffee stirrer before inserting them in the cake.

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 1:53am
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thats the one i was looking for was the sifbeth one! i thought u could do it with leaf cutters i just couldnt remember! gonna try this tomorrow, so will post pics when i get finished. hopefully they turn out! thanks guys

Buttercream_warrior Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 2:25am
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i made one that i just cut out free hand in the shape of leaves and put it together on the cake and made little balls for the middle was a last minute cake so i didnt have cutters for it..heres the pic i hope it helps!

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 2:44am
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the flowers turned out great buttercream, u did a great job on them! hope mine turn out as well!

Buttercream_warrior Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 2:56am
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thanks alot steffie..cant wait to see your cake!

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