Basic Gumpaste/fondant Flower Question

Decorating By Queento2 Updated 19 Apr 2011 , 2:48pm by Unlimited

Queento2 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:20pm
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I've been putting it off for awhile now, cause i'm so intimidated, but I want to make my first gumpaste/fondant flower. What is the easiest/simplest flower to make that I can try? I tried making a BC flower once(fail!!!). I found out that the consistency needs to be just right for those. But, I think a fondant/gumpaste one would be easier if I could get the technique down. So any tips and suggestions would be great.

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ashleyb4 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:32pm
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making gumpaste flowers. There are a bunch of good tutorials here
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654803.html

Also, youtube.com is hugely beneficial. The first one I made was an anemone.

http://confetticakes.blogspot.com/search?q=anemone

Also simple (with no real special cutters needed, just the basic wilton gumpaste kit) are daisies:
http://confetticakes.blogspot.com/search?q=anemone

HTH. Have fun playing around!!

Unlimited Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by Queento2

What is the easiest/simplest flower to make that I can try? I tried making a BC flower once(fail!!!).




I think the easiest/simplest fondant flower has to be the ribbon rose:
www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/fondant-ribbon-roses.html

If you want to try making buttercream roses again, I think it's easier and faster to make on a stick rather than a rose nail.

Have fun!

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