Need to make some for a wedding cake soon. And im not normally into making lots of sugar flowers.
Can anyone recommend some good cutters/ vieners/how to's? Also what is the smallest you have seen? I'd like to have something small enough for say a 6" round. Then maybe an even smaller set for doing something for cupcakes.
Suggestions? Tutorials? I'm grateful for any info you can share!
Or do you know of any good places to buy pre-made flowers?
I love Petalsweets tutorial. You can google it, and it's two parts, I think. I bought a cutter/veiner set from Global Sugar Art. It's a small and large cutter, and a two-piece silicone veiner. I really love the set, and using Petalsweets tutorial was very easy.
Try www. discount sugar flowers . com (just take out spaces) for inexpensive sugar flowers in all sizes.
I love Petalsweets tutorial....
You can buy the cutters and veiner from Cakes by Design - Scott Clark Woolley. They are good price and good quality. I guess those are what Petalsweets uses.
Wilton also makes a set that seems to be pretty good.
I'm a third vote for Petalsweet's tutorial. I also got a flower and leaf cutter from GSA. I didn't use a mold, I veined them myself. They've become among my favorite flowers to make, they're so pretty and delicate. Time-consuming, though.
I, too, am a huge fan of the Petalsweet hydrangea tutorial. I am a newbie to cake design, and her tutorial saved my life when I had a recent request for hydrangeas for a wedding cake. I also use the hydrangea cutters & veiners from Scott Woolley. They are wonderful, and the smaller cutter (I believe it's about 1"-1.5") is just the right size to use on cupcakes & small cakes. I also purchased the hydrangea center maker, which ensures that all the centers are the same size. I've included a picture of some of my practice hydrangeas for the wedding cake, so you can see the detail of the cutters.
I use hydrangea cutter (4 petal shape) and silicone veiner to add texture. these can be found from global sugar art.
time consuming yes. but oh so pretty when done. and the good news is you can do it weeks before the cake!
also the bud former was a time saver.
do you have specific questions?
I also used the Wilton ones. Look at the most recent cake in my pictures. I was a little disappointed that there was only one size, but I thought they turned out ok.
You could also make fondant carnations. You just take a circle cutter(whichever size you need) and just frill the edges with a toothpick and then using a piece of wire with a hook bent into the top, fold it around the wire and just keep layering it until you get the look you want. I will look for the tutorial and post it.
Here is the tutorial:
There are also other tutorials by this lady, all of them are pretty good and wonderfully informative.
Try Edna De La Cruz' site designmeacake dot com. She sells a good DVD and the cutter/veiner set for the hydrangeas.