Ritakk Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 7:25pm
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I know you all know your stuff, and could probably answer this question quicker than I can google for 2 days! icon_smile.gif

I have a 60 cupcake order next weekend... she requested pastel colored smooth icing on the cupcakes, and 70's loopy flowers and butterflies.... I am probably going to do fondant butterflies, but how in the heck do I make 70's loopy flowers that will stand up? Do I try using a royal icing recipe? do I leave the middle loops open or flood them in? She is wanting white and pink butterflies and flowers... any help at all would really be appreciated. My first thought was to use RI without flooding and having just an outline...I've made a RI tiara before, I'm thinking about trying this method...any suggestions? TIA
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sweetideas Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 7:49pm
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The only other thing I could think of is either using watered down fondant that is thin enough to pipe (not sure how hard that dries, though and and the type has to have a limited amount of gumtex to do it) or chocolate melts?

Jackie Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 8:26pm
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I am a little bit lost.. I am not sure what this means:

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Do you have an image you can share?

Ritakk Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 12:15am
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Unfortunately Jackie the only picture I found, I found at work and now I am unable to find it... It's basically a sunflower but larger fat-er petals. Not 3d. Just want dried so I can kinda tilt them on the cupcake...icon_smile.gif does that make since? icon_smile.gif I picture it in my head though...I think I'm going to try and use Royal Icing tomorrow and see how they come out though.
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CWR41 Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 1:29am
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Unfortunately Jackie the only picture I found, I found at work and now I am unable to find it... It's basically a sunflower but larger fat-er petals. Not 3d. Just want dried so I can kinda tilt them on the cupcake...icon_smile.gif does that make since? icon_smile.gif I picture it in my head though...I think I'm going to try and use Royal Icing tomorrow and see how they come out though.
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I think it makes sense, a five-petal flower like '70s "flower power"! Just pipe them with a large opening round tip.

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