sleaky77 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 3:20am
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Why oh why do my roses keep falling off their wire??

I start with the cone in the middle and everything is going great. I am halfway through making a beautiful rose and when I hang it, it slips off the wire and comes crashing down crushing all the petals. All that hard work ruined. I'm so frustrated.icon_mad.gif

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icer101 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 3:25am
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I find that when i teach this at michaels in the wilton class. the student hasn,t really secured it enough at base of cone to the wire. With wire of course you make a hook at one end, dip in glue and put thru rose cone. Then you have to close at base of cone. don,t make the g/p come down the wire, just take you fingers or g/p tool and just press easy at base and be sure it is connected to wire, no hole showing and of course leave to dry overnite before make the petals. hth

the_sweets_lady Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 3:26am
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Same thing would happen to me. Now I make my cones a few days ahead to let dry. I also dip the wire going into the gum paste glue before I i

sleaky77 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 3:30am
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Thanks Icer101!! I wasn't making the little hook on the wire. That helps so much.

the_sweets_lady Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 3:31am
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opps! sorry bumped the wrong button before I finished! I dip the wire in the glue before I insert it into the cone. Let the cones become completely hard. Since I started making mine this way not one has slide off. I even tried to pull on off and wouldnt budge :) Hope that helps!

sleaky77 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 4:56am
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Thank you both. I have made new cones and I will give the roses another go tomorrow. I'll let you know how they turn out.

icer101 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 5:08am
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I forgot to say. when you dip your hooked wire into the glue, then wipe excess off, then insert into cone. Anytime you dip wire for any thing , flowers, cones,etc. wipe excess off and then insert into cone or flower petals, etc. hth

Chellescakes Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:00am
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the best way to secure your wire is to use a little hook on the end , then heat it up in a candle's flame and burn it into the cone , I then do leave them to dry at least overnight , I make so many roses I am known as the "Rose Lady"    and mine never fall of the wire. 

meriem Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 10:25am
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AAgree with chellescakes, best way it to make a hook, hear the wire under a flame and the insert into the cone. The heat melts the sugar around the wire making it super secure.

Chellescakes Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 11:01am

Meriem, I also love the smell . Just like fairy floss. ( Cotton Candy for the americans )

sleaky77 Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 12:41am

So, one rose down and so far so good. Thank you everybody. I might have to try the candle next time!

sleaky77 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 10:05am

Yeah!!! They are staying on. Thank you all again.

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