sixbittersweets Posted 27 Dec 2012 , 1:52am
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I'm in love with these magnolia-esque flowers, but haven't been able to find petal cutters like this under that name.  Does anyone know which cutters/technique are used to make these crisp, elegant petals?  Thanks!

 

 

 

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Dec 2012 , 2:37am
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I would make that flower with a rose cutter. I'd roll my gum paste on the thicker side and then after the cut I'd roll it thinner to elongate it then do the rest, the thinning on the edges and a bit of a ruffling on some and they are bowled like a rose petal too, so rub the ball tool on them to make that cupped look and dry them a few minutes on spoons before assembling. I'd also fold it down the middle slightly after cupping. Even a five petal rose cutter would work, just cut them apart.

sixbittersweets Posted 27 Dec 2012 , 4:30am
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Thanks!  Looks like they cut a slit at the center tip as well if it's not a special cutter...

FromScratchSF Posted 27 Dec 2012 , 4:36am
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Those are very beautiful.  Looks like a rose cutter to me, only they turned the petals around.  Those pointy bits you'd normally have attached to the wire.  Just elongate a bit then notch out with another cutter or hand cut with small scissors at the tip.  At least that's what I'd do.  

sixbittersweets Posted 27 Dec 2012 , 4:44am
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Thanks for input!  I will give that a try.  I'm also wondering if it might be a tulip cutter like the image below:

 

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