Olenmetra Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 8:11pm
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CC has always been sooo helpful with my MANY questions. Anyhow, I am doing a wedding cake in a couple of weeks and the bottom tier will be covered in fondant/gumpaste flowers. I want to match the flowers with the dress. See the attached picture. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THE TYPE OF FLOWERS THESE ARE AND POSSIBLY A TUTORIAL? I actually need to get started on them so I can have them done in time. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON TECHNIQUES/DESIGN FOR THE ENTIRE 4 TIER CAKE, ITSELF (the cake should resemble the dress)? ALL suggestions are welcome...you may have something that I hadn't thought of. LOL!
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DeniseNH Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 9:43pm
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I don't think it's a "type" of flower but a style of fabric flowers. I think that if you start out with a rose center then add a lot, ok a LOT of petals, you'll be all set.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 10:34pm
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I'd go for something like this:

http://sugarteachers.blogspot.ca/2010/06/mames-rolled-roses.html

Scroll down past the ballet slippers for a tutorial on rolled ribbon roses. You might want them larger, but that would just be a matter of practicing with longer and wider fondant strips. hth

AKS Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 12:17am
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Go to the site called my cake school and then look at the blogs. There is one called pretty pink flower cake. There will be a whole tutorial on this. You can tweak your flowers to look more like the dress by not having such a small center. The other thing you could do is make concentric circles and frill the edges with a toothpick/skewer and lay each circle on top of the bigger one--fabric flower. There are a ton of flower tutorials but I think you don't want to go the ribbon rose route as those don't look like ribbon roses to me. JMHO. Good luck.

kakeladi Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 12:32am
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I think AKS has the right idea. They really are not a specific flower but a styleized fabric design made to look like a flower.
Just cut 3 or 4 rounds in progressively smaller sizes, ruffle the edges, then stack them.

lorieleann Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 1:47am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi


Just cut 3 or 4 rounds in progressively smaller sizes, ruffle the edges, then stack them.




this. i have a couple of cakes with 'fabric' flowers done this way in fondant. If you are going to be overing a cake in this style and the flowers are quite large, the you want to dry them on a curve to mimic the curve of your cake. If you dry them flat, then they will stand off the side of the cake (see my photos of a white cake with purple ruffle flowers.

if you want a buttercream finish, you can get this full-flower fabric look by doing the large 1M rosette to cover the tier.

Olenmetra Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 4:17am
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@AKS..... The circles are exactly what I was thinking. I just wasn't sure if I was off or on course.

AKS Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 4:43am
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Glad to have helped. Can't wait to see the final result! thumbs_up.gif

vgcea Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 6:29am
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Or... you could make your cake look almost exactly like the bottom of the dress:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2266835/wafer-paper-rose-tutorial
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