Five Petal Or Tear Drop Gumpaste Cutters For Roses?

Decorating By Staryberry Updated 20 Apr 2011 , 12:02am by kathyw

Staryberry Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:28pm
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I am planning to buy new gumpaste cutters so I can do full-sized roses (I currently have tear drop cutters that are only big enough to do mini roses). What are the advantages of getting the five petal "quickie" rose cutters in comparison to getting the single petal tear drop cutters? Which are easier to use? Does one make a prettier or more realistic rose?

Thanks!

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Elcee Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 11:22pm
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I'm sure someone will disagree with me, someone always does icon_lol.gif but I don't think there is an advantage. I think the teardrop cutters make prettier roses and that is what's important to me.

NerdyGirl Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 11:34pm
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I've actually had the most success with hand forming the petals. Checked Youtube based on recommendations here on Cakecentral. Really doesn't take any longer, either!

sebrina Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 11:49pm
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I made life size roses using the leaf cutter set from Wilton. Worked great. I just cut off the tip to round it out. HTH!

kathyw Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 12:02am
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I've used both. I think you can make prettier petals with the single cutter but I can certainly go faster with the 5-petal cutter.

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