How Do I?

Decorating By faith101010 Updated 2 Feb 2011 , 4:03pm by leily

faith101010 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 12:30pm
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What is the best way to learn how to make flowers, when decorating? icon_biggrin.gif
thanks I appreciate it alot!

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tigachu Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 12:40pm
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I practiced a bit with play-doh before making the fondant. I am still very new to this but it helps me.


HTH

Crazboutcakes Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 1:39pm
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[quote="tigachu"]I practiced a bit with play-doh before making the fondant. I am still very new to this but it helps me.


that is such a cute idea, never thought of it, but isn't the consistancy way off? Anyway even if you made a batch of fondant ( cost is less than $4.00 in most places) or bought a can of gumpaste from Michael's (with a coupon of 40 -50% off) it would still be only $5.00 in most places. I get coupounds from this site anytime I want them www.dealspl.us and there is way more coupons for everything else too. HTH

leily Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by faith101010

What is the best way to learn how to make flowers, when decorating? icon_biggrin.gif
thanks I appreciate it alot!




what medium do you wnt to work with? Buttercream or fondant (or gumpaste)?

joycesdaughter111 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 2:37pm
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I learned how to make gumpaste flowers from many library books and You Tube videos. thumbs_up.gif

cakeastic Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 2:41pm
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Buy the Wilton flower kit, it comes with many cutters and directions to make basic flowers from the cutters. That'll be a good start. icon_biggrin.gif

leily Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 4:03pm
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welll... you've gotten good advice for fondant/gumpaste flowers.

If you're looking for buttercream or royal icing flowers then i would look at wilton magazines, and if you can find it Wilton Encyclopedia 3 (they have been out of print for years, so you'll have to look online)

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