Does anyone have any good ideas for me as far as how to make gumpaste magnolias without cutters? I need them for a friend's wedding cake, and I don't want to buy the cutters for just one cake!
Maybe if someone even just had a template for me of how the cutters are shaped, I could cut the pieces out by hand??
You can find templates on craft sites like paper crafts. I am pasting a few for you. HTH
Thank you...that might help!
I made a magnolia a while ago and I started with a large heart and hand cut the petals from that. I cut in a slight curve from the inverted point at the top of the heart and then trimmed the other intact curved side, starting at the widest part of the curve, so that it resembled the petals on the silk one I used as a guide (reminded me of a lightbulb). I used a daisy cutter for the center and nested the cone into 2 or 3 layers of the daisies.
I hope I explained that ok.
thank you!! Do you have any pictures of the finished flowers???
Let me first say...were I doing these now I would have ruffled the edges of the petals more . My flowers have come a long way since I did these...but I do still like the shape of the petals and the centers and would probably use the same technique again.
well, they are pretty!!! Thank you so much! Makes me feel more confident seeing someone else's dpne without cutters!