sixbittersweets Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 1:41am
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I have a friend who really wants GUMPASTE (not real) succulents on her wedding cake -- does anyone know of a tutorial or have any tips for making/coloring these? Thanks in advance!!

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krae0057 Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 1:48am
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The September 2010 issue of the Cakecentral magazine has a nice succulent tutorial. I downloaded it too for a wedding cake I have coming up.

Apti Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 2:35am
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The September 2010 issue of the Cakecentral magazine has a nice succulent tutorial. I downloaded it too for a wedding cake I have coming up.




This may be your best bet. I recently did a pretty exhaustive search for tutorials online for GP succulents and couldn't find a darn thing. However, they look comparatively easy to make since most of them are pretty chunky.

The artistry, as usual, seems to lie in the coloring with petal dusts. Do a Gallery search here on CC and you'll pull up some nice examples.

daya23 Posted 3 May 2012 , 8:27pm
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Hi. I need the tutorial too. The magazines are by Volume and Issue..does anyone know what the volume and issue of the Cake Centrals September 2010 mag?

bakencake Posted 3 May 2012 , 9:41pm
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http://www.pixel-whisk.com/2012/04/succulent-cupcakes.html

Apti Posted 3 May 2012 , 10:24pm
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http://www.pixel-whisk.com/2012/04/succulent-cupcakes.html




THANK YOU!!!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 May 2012 , 4:32am
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http://www.pixel-whisk.com/2012/04/succulent-cupcakes.html



THANK YOU!!!


OMG!! THANK YOU X100000!!! I needed this in the worst way! I posted this ( http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=738377&highlight=) a couple months ago and didn't get too far, that tute is awesome with extra awesomesauce! I might actually be able to pull this off...... icon_lol.gif

Apti Posted 7 May 2012 , 6:18pm
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I needed this in the worst way! I posted this ( http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=738377&highlight=) a couple months ago and didn't get too far, that tute is awesome with extra awesomesauce! I might actually be able to pull this off...... icon_lol.gif




Jeep Girl, you should also invest in the online Cake Central.com magazine for September 2010. I think it's about $6 to download the entire issue. I have that issue (online download), so this is the information:

On page 27 you see the 3 tier cake with a spray of GP succulents and a few flowers, then on pages 28 and 29 there are 32 separate pictorial, step-by-step instructions on how to make the succulents. Kaysie Lacky of The People's Cake, did the demonstrations and tutorial for the GP echeveria.
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Another forum member in an earlier post you'd made about this cake had mentioned the September 2010 issue for the tutorial. That's why I bought it!

Ms. Lackey supplies a complete list of tools and materials needed, including colors and dust colors. She shows how and when to wrap each "petal", etc.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 May 2012 , 7:29pm
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Woohoo! Done & done! Thanks again!

Apti Posted 7 May 2012 , 8:14pm

Cannot wait to see your finished cake when it finally gets done! You may want to take your own step-by-step photos and create a tutorial. You now know how hard it is to find them!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 May 2012 , 8:29pm

Totally! Now I'm just waiting for my PDF download :-/ I got the confirmation email that said my PDF instructions would follow in a few moments buuuuuuut, so far nuthin' and yeah, I keep checking the spam folder, ugh I hate waiting for stuff!

flamingobaker Posted 17 May 2012 , 2:03pm

Could someone please help me find the link to download the September 2010 issue? I have only been able to find a page about the preview of that issue, but nowhere can I find download information!

Apti Posted 17 May 2012 , 2:55pm
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Could someone please help me find the link to download the September 2010 issue? I have only been able to find a page about the preview of that issue, but nowhere can I find download information!




You have to purchase the digital back issue from CakeCentral for $5.99

Here's the page of the digital back issues:

http://shop.cakecentral.com/collections/cake-central-magazine

You want Vol. 1, Issue 6 (you can see a photo of the cover with the article about "succulent succulents, a tutorial".

hnfizer1 Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 8:52pm

Wow these are gorgeous thanks for the link!!!

hnfizer1 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:05pm

AHere is what I came up with. Thanks for the help. :-) These are before and after of my airbrushing also. Hope I got the pics downloaded right on here.

Apti Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 8:19pm

hnfizer1~~Welcome to the forum!  I went to your profile and the succulent photo was in your photographs.  Lovely work!

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