Questions For Gumpaste Rose Experts

Decorating By eringm Updated 26 Sep 2011 , 1:44am by eringm

eringm Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 11:32pm
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In your opinion which technique makes the most realistic gumpaste rose? Using a single petal cutter and putting them on one at a time, or the five petal cutter and folding them up one at a time. Also which technique would be easier for my first time making them?

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icer101 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 11:45pm
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I first learned using single petals. Glenda Galvez ( from Texas has a great dvd on her beautiful roses(using single petals) . I then learned with the 5 petal. Once you learn, either way , you can make them realistic, using chocolate, g/p and fondant. Being a beginner, now, i would use the 5 petal. here is wonderful link. Then check out the dvd of Glenda Galvez. There are 2 videos on this. It is great.

tracycakes Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:48am
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I do both. I spent about a year using different techniques and was never happy with my results, so I combined several methods to use what works for me.

For the center and the first 2 layers of petals, I use the 5-petal cutter. For the 3rd layer and anymore, I use teardrop shaped cutters for the individual petals and apply them one at a time. I get the look that I want and using the 5-petal is so easy and quick for the first 2 layers of petals.

eringm Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 1:44am
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