How To Do This Flower

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 23 Dec 2010 , 1:41am by AnnieCahill

AnnieCahill Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 11:18am
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Can anyone tell me how to make these flowers? I looked at the Wilton site and can't find a perfect match to what this could be. Looks like they may be done with one of the rose tips but I can't tell for sure.

http://cakesbynatalie.net/_MG_9678.JPG

http://cakesbynatalie.net/IMG_3835.JPG

Thanks,
AC

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Coral3 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 11:41am
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

Can anyone tell me how to make these flowers? I looked at the Wilton site and can't find a perfect match to what this could be. Looks like they may be done with one of the rose tips but I can't tell for sure.

http://cakesbynatalie.net/_MG_9678.JPG

http://cakesbynatalie.net/IMG_3835.JPG

Thanks,
AC




I think they're made out of fondant...at least they look like it to me, but someone else may know better. Pretty cake! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 11:51am
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It's not a good detailed pic (bifocals .... I need a closeup!) but it looks very similar to a BC carnation ( http://www.wilton.com/technique/Half-Carnation ) or a half rose / rosebud ( http://www.wilton.com/technique/Rosebud ) technique. If I were making this, I'd make half-roses on a cookie sheet, let them air dry, then place them on the cake.

visionsofprisms Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 12:52pm
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I think they look like fondant also. I think you could replicate this technique by taking the medium rose cutter from wilton. The one that has 5 petals on it, and folding them into each other kind of like a carnation. Am I making any sense.

Karen421 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:30pm
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I think fondant also. The 5 petal cutter gathered like a carnation would work or maybe even scallop the edge of fondant ribbon and just gather or fold like a carnation. icon_smile.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:03pm
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I guess I'm in the minority because I could swear they are buttercream. But at a second glance, they do look like they could be fondant. For me, I can click on the second pic (the purple cake) and zoom in on one of the spots. They do have really smooth edges and almost look folded or rolled/pinched in places. I reckon it is fondant! I might try to do these in buttercream and see what I can come up with.

Thanks for your replies!

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:22pm
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The "3835" photo, the second one, can be enlarged on your screen.

I think they're made of fondant. 5 petal cutter, gathered at the bottom.

NanaSandy Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:25pm
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I am thinking they are BC also.

ranae5463 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:35pm
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At first glance I thought fondant. But zooming in a little I think it's buttercream and just as debi says, half rose or carnation looking, with a bit of a ruffle. I like the graduation deep purple/blue. Very pretty.

CWR41 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:44pm
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They're called sweet peas:
http://www.wilton.com/technique/Sweet-Peas

michel30014 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:56pm
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Originally Posted by CWR41

They're called sweet peas:
http://www.wilton.com/technique/Sweet-Peas





When I first glanced at the cake, I thought this exact same thing.... Buttercream made Sweetpeas!

TexasSugar Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 5:44pm
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http://www.wilton.com/technique/Lilac

what about something like this?

indydebi Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 5:47pm
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Texas, i looked at that one, too, but didn't think it was quite the same. I'm casting my vote with the Sweet Pea (I didn't see that one when scanning the Wilton How-To Flower section, but KNEW I'd seen it somewhere in there!)

Sangriacupcake Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 6:32pm
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If they're sweet peas, it looks like something I could actually try to make! How would you get them all piled up like in the pictures? Would you make mounds of icing first or just put them on top of each other?

indydebi Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 6:37pm
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When I make a mound of flowers, I take a decorating bag with no tip (just the coupler) and yes, I make a big pile of icing, then apply the pre-made flowers to it.

Here's a tip that I've found helpful: Make the mound of icing out of green icing. That way, if any of the mound shows thru, it looks like part of the leaves or stems and not like a patch of white icing showing thru. found that out accidentally. I had colored all of my leftover icing green to make the leaves and THEN realized I didn't save any to make the mound. So with a "what the heck?" I used the green for the mound and it was a "Wow! Whadda ya know about that, Bert!" moment! icon_biggrin.gif

Some of my best ideas resulted from me screwing up somewhere along the line! icon_lol.gif

aswartzw Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by CWR41

They're called sweet peas:
http://www.wilton.com/technique/Sweet-Peas




I thought hydrangeas especially since the second cake had hydrangeas in the surrounding vases.

All4Show Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 7:05pm
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Fondant Hydrangeas pinched together. That's my vote especially from the second cake.

Debcent Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 7:13pm
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IndyDeb, Thanks for the tip! icon_smile.gif)

AnnieCahill Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 9:32pm
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From the artist herself (I emailed her):

The flower is quite easy to make. I use a 5 petal, rounded edges, flower cut out. Using a fondant tool, press the edges of each petal and then fold the flower in half, and then fold again. You should end up with a point on the bottom and all the petals up top.

I thought it was really nice of her to reply to my email.

Thanks again for all the ideas!

AC

aswartzw Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 9:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

From the artist herself (I emailed her):

The flower is quite easy to make. I use a 5 petal, rounded edges, flower cut out. Using a fondant tool, press the edges of each petal and then fold the flower in half, and then fold again. You should end up with a point on the bottom and all the petals up top.

I thought it was really nice of her to reply to my email.

Thanks again for all the ideas!

AC




Awesome!

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 9:56pm
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It is kind of like this, except this person cuts the bottom to make it a flower holder. I thought I had seen this before but I hadn't been able to find it the whole day long.

http://tortentante.blogspot.com/2010/08/kleine-roschen-schnell-gemacht.html

Coral3 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 10:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

From the artist herself (I emailed her):

The flower is quite easy to make. I use a 5 petal, rounded edges, flower cut out. Using a fondant tool, press the edges of each petal and then fold the flower in half, and then fold again. You should end up with a point on the bottom and all the petals up top.

I thought it was really nice of her to reply to my email.

Thanks again for all the ideas!

AC




Aha! Thanks Annie!

Love those flowers, very effective (I might have to have a play with the fondant sometime soon...)

Sangriacupcake Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 12:52am
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I think I'm still going to try making some sweet peas...I love making buttercream flowers.

And thanks, Indydebi, for the great tip!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 1:27am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

So with a "what the heck?" I used the green for the mound and it was a "Wow! Whadda ya know about that, Bert!" moment! icon_biggrin.gif




icon_lol.gif Oh man, I'm showing my age -- when you said "Whadda ya know about that Bert" that scene actually flashed before my mind's eye! icon_biggrin.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 1:41am
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I would still like to try something similar in buttercream as well. At least we know where to start!

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