Needing To Make Roses And Leaves Ahead Of Time

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funtodecorate2 Posted 31 May 2011 , 2:33pm
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Hi,
I have a cake I'm making for the 26th of June. I'm very new at using fondant and want to get started making my roses and leaves. How far in advance can I make them? Can I start now and then how would I store them for a couple of weeks? Will they crack? Can I leave the roses hanging on the wire rack.
Thank you

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terrylee Posted 31 May 2011 , 2:51pm
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You can make them now with no problem...just let them air dry. Don't cover them. A 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gumpaste mixture works great....it seems to dry quicker and the flowers are smoother and finer finish. They won't crack. I don't see why you can't hang them just support the pedals so they don't fall together.

and welcome to CC.....great place to get information and ideas......

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funtodecorate2 Posted 31 May 2011 , 3:06pm
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Thank you,
I tried making my own gumpaste recipe yesterday using one of the recipes on CC. but it was so hard and crumbly. I tried even using a little shortening. I was very frustrated. So I grabbed my MMF that I had made from this site and it was the most beautiful rose. I was very excited. Now I need to figure out how to make them wine colored. Any suggestions?

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heartsnsync Posted 31 May 2011 , 5:13pm
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Color the fondant/gum paste mixture a nice base color lighter than your desired product. When the flowers are dry then dust them with a wine colored petal dust. It helps if the inner petal paste is a bit darker than the out ones because it is difficult to get the petal dust on those inner petals once the flower is complete. I have attached a photo of some burgundy roses I made this way recently.

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heartsnsync Posted 31 May 2011 , 5:17pm
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Well, I tried three times to get the attachment to post and it will not. I am obviously not doing this correctly. Sorry I could not get the picture on there!

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