Tulip Tutorial

Decorating By cake_whisperer Updated 21 Jun 2014 , 10:47pm by GourmetCake

cake_whisperer Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:08am
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Hello fellow cake enthusiasts! I'm hoping someone can help me out- I've tried multiple times to make gumpaste tulips to no avail. I've looked at many tutorials and haven't had any luck. I can't seem to get the 'cup-y' shape...like are all the petals on wires? What do you dry them on to achieve the shape? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:21am
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Sharon Zambito has one on her blog. Sharonssugarshack.com

JessDesserts Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:22am
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I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE a great tulip tutorial.

I havent had great success with the Wilton flower making book ( black cover) and any help is greatly appreciated!!

TIA & to the OP hope you didnt mind me jumping in!! icon_smile.gif

jules5000 Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:43am
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Icer101, thank you. That was a very detailed site. Do you know where she got the oval cutter? Second of all she said when making the pistin that you divide it into 2, but I am not quite sure what she means unless it is to make the head of the pistin triangular in shape? something that looks 3 sided? I only saw 2. but other than that it was very clear.

sabre Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:48am
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There's a fantastic tulip tutorial by James Rosselle on CakeFu webinar, along with tutorials by other cake artists.

JessDesserts Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:24am
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Sabre, would you mind telling me how to find the "cake fu webinar" with James roselles' tulip tutorial?

I would very much like to see it, but I must not be typing in the correct info.

Thanks so much!

icer101 Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:24am
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Jules5000, Sharon shows a triangle shape , she uses her fingers. I use a pair of tweezers as i was taught. Tulip petal cutters are on most cake suppliers sites. Global Sugar Art will have them. If you look at the cutters much, you can also just freehand cut them . I have done this in other flowers also. Hope i have explained it ok. You can use single petal cutters or sometimes there is a 3 petal all in one and you cut this twice and go from there.

jchuck Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:25am
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There was a good tutorial sent to me by yummy arts. They used a marshmallow as the center. It was super easy, and cute. You could google and see if it comes up

JessDesserts Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:43am
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Actually I was able to find the Cake Fu site AND I registered, but there is no info about how to access previous webinars.

Is it right in front of my face and im just not seeing it?

Please help!

I adore James Roselle and I would love to see a tulip tutorial from him.

Thanks again!

jules5000 Posted 26 May 2011 , 5:26pm
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Thank you Icer101, again. and sugarshack for including that website. appreciate it. icon_smile.gif

Peridot Posted 26 May 2011 , 9:08pm
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Just wait until you try and work with that pistel with the little "thingies" around the bottom (Sharon's tutorial). I have made over 3 dozen tulips (I am serious) and I still don't have one that I like. I have tried several different centers and they all look ugly.

Has anyone been able to find the tulip tutorial from the Cake Fu site? I would love to see it.

Sharon's method is the same as Jennifer Dontz's and I even took a class from Jen where we made the tulips and I still can't make the centers! I wish I knew what I am doing wrong.

HappyCake10609 Posted 26 May 2011 , 9:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JessDesserts

Actually I was able to find the Cake Fu site AND I registered, but there is no info about how to access previous webinars.

Is it right in front of my face and im just not seeing it?

Please help!

I adore James Roselle and I would love to see a tulip tutorial from him.

Thanks again!




The CakeFu webinars occur about every 2 weeks... after each one they send out a link to where you can access the replays... The James Roselle tulip tutorial was really good, I can't wait to try it myself!

*I just went back through my emails and realized that the link for each webinar is in a separate email... if you email them though, they should be able to send you the link you need icon_smile.gif

cake_whisperer Posted 26 May 2011 , 10:32pm
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Thank you so much everyone! I will be trying again tonight!

jules5000 Posted 26 May 2011 , 11:46pm
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Could one of you give us the website for cakefu? thank you.

nancyg Posted 26 May 2011 , 11:59pm
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I too would like the website....Thanks

HappyCake10609 Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:09am
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Sorry! Here is the registration website. Once you register they send you emails to let you know who the next guest instructor will be and then follow up emails with the replay. If you register, you can then email them and ask for links to past replays icon_smile.gif

http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/

I've really been enjoying this series!

JessDesserts Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:16am
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Thanks so much for the additional info about Cake Fu but truthfully, im just not seeing an e-mail address to ask them for a link to the previous tutorials.

Can you possibly tell me the email address to send the request to?


Thank you again so very much, I cannot wait to see the tutorial by James Roselle

HappyCake10609 Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:25am
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Oh, they had said lots of people were asking for the replays... I would try sending an email to [email protected] that's the address their emails originate from.

jules5000 Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:45am
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Thankyou Happycake10609. Appreciate it. very much. I really want to get into making my own gumpaste flowers. and I love tulips.

sabre Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:04am
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Sorry, everyone. Business took me away from my computer for a while. Anyway, the tulip tutorial by James Rosselle is at Cakefu.com. They play repeat episodes of various artists when you register with them, like Sharon Zambito, Rebecca Sutterby, Kaysie Lackey, etc. Too little, to late on my part, I guess.

jules5000 Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:09am
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YOu are not too late. appreciate what you have done.

sugarshack Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peridot

Just wait until you try and work with that pistel with the little "thingies" around the bottom (Sharon's tutorial). I have made over 3 dozen tulips (I am serious) and I still don't have one that I like. I have tried several different centers and they all look ugly.

Has anyone been able to find the tulip tutorial from the Cake Fu site? I would love to see it.

Sharon's method is the same as Jennifer Dontz's and I even took a class from Jen where we made the tulips and I still can't make the centers! I wish I knew what I am doing wrong.




tell me what part you are struggling with and I will try to help!

Regina7864 Posted 19 May 2014 , 2:56am
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AMy problem is dusting the petals. I just sit in front of all these pictures and tons of different dusts and freeze. Does anyone know of any tutorials that help you with coloring? Thanks so much.

GourmetCake Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 10:47pm
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AAre you talking about the parrot tulip or the classic? If you want to do the parrot tulip dry the petals placed over the back of an egg shape mold usually used to make Easter eggs a bit bigger than your petal. Or you can try form that shape from extra thickness aluminium foil. James Roselle on craftsy does a great tutorial and for the French tulip look at Nicholas Lodges tutorial.

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