I've decorated a few cakes now but have never really made flowers before. I'm thinking it's time to try. Is it best to use gumpaste or can I use fondant with tylose mixed in or just plain fondant? What is the best kind of foam to use to thin out the edges of the petals- dense or firm and how thick of foam? Where would be a good place to buy foam? Is it important to buy different kinds of petal cutters? What would be the most basic to start with?
Thanks for any advice you have!
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I've only ever made roses and although I'm no expert I am now comfortable making them and think they turn out quite well. I've only ever used flower paste sorry I'm not sure what that translates to for you.
I would suggest picking one type of flower for a start and trying to master that one first before moving on to others because I think a lot of the techniques for different flowers are fundamentally similar (although obviously some are more complicated to execute than others).
I use the 5 petal cutter for the roses and in place of foam I use the soft part of the palm of my hand under my thumb... probably not exactly professional but does work.
you can buy a foam that is made for flowers at Hobby Lobby. It is a little pink square of foam. I use fondant with tylose powder and it works fine.