Is A Hydrangea Flower Supposed To Be Flat Or Pinched?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 22 May 2011 , 1:16am by Kiddiekakes

Kiddiekakes Posted 21 May 2011 , 5:49pm
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I am making Fondant hydrangea flowers for a wedding cake in a few weeks.I bought the cutter and press mold.Are Hydrangeas supposed to be flat or can they be slightly pinched upright together..Laying flat they look ugly..


Any Thoughts!!

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BlakesCakes Posted 21 May 2011 , 7:08pm
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A slight pinch, or curve from drying upside down makes them look more natural when put in a bunch.

Rae

Elcee Posted 21 May 2011 , 8:57pm
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I fold each petal in half lengthwise to give them more shape and pinch them so they are slightly cupped around the center.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1942657/1942663

Kaytecake Posted 21 May 2011 , 9:28pm
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I mix them- some I hang upside down so they look like they're in early stages of bloom. For the open look- I thin the petal edges and slightly cup them with a ball tool.

HamSquad Posted 21 May 2011 , 11:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

A slight pinch, or curve from drying upside down makes them look more natural when put in a bunch.

Rae



I agree, I just learned that too when I made my hydrangeas recently. Look at Wild Flowers blog. She makes gorgeous hydrangeas and other flowers.

http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/Meet%20Lori.htm

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 May 2011 , 1:16am
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Thanks Ladies!! The links are great!!!

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