Cabbage Rose? Maybe I Am An Idiot. . .

Decorating By cholmberg Updated 26 Feb 2013 , 8:23pm by enga

cholmberg Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 4:26am
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I want these flowers for my grandmother's 80th birthday cake. . .I have been utterly unable

to find a tutorial on how to make them and the only ones I can find for sale are about

$30 each.

Can anyone help me find a tutorial on how to make these? are they not cabbage roses?




they would be so pretty, roses are her favorite, especially ones like these. . . .


any help is appreciated,


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kakeladi Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 4:32am
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That reminds me of a camellia (sp?)  Can;'t help w/tutorial.

BakingIrene Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 5:02am
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They look very similar to Queen of Denmark variety, the book Roses by Dunn Peck and Warren shows how to make them in great detail.

Vista Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 5:34am
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Check out, Fondant Frills with Maggie Austin.  If you read the description, cabbage roses are included in that tutorial.

enga Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 5:47am
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cholmberg Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 6:10am
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thank you all for your replies! Enga. . that is exactly what I was looking for. Very clear, and once I buy the cutters, I am quite certain I can make them, although from the looks of them they are VERY labor intensive, which is why I guess you can't really buy them. . and the few I saw were more than $30 each.

But, it may be my grandmother's last cake and I'll start practicing now for the cake to be made at the end of July.


Very enlightening! thank you!

enga Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 6:24am
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Your are so welcome, I have never seen this rose before,  please post me pics, I cant wait to see how the come outicon_wink.gif

cholmberg Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 6:03pm
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 I will post some pics when I get the hang of it. . .. little bit intimidated by these, but I think I can do it.

enga Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 8:22pm
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I will admit, it piqued  my interest too,  I just don't know what I am going to use gum paste, or fondant which I already have plenty of.


I haven't made a sugar flower since school two years ago, I might as well use all those tools I invested in,lol.  I will post mine too, it might be awhile though.

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