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odessarae Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 3:52am
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AI'm new at selling cakes .I mostly due novelty cakes and birthday cakes.i recently received a bridal shower cake order due Friday. I want to make her flowers which are gerber daisies and roses how do I make them look real?

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Godot Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 4:09am
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ten thousand hours!

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odessarae Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 4:14am
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AHa! ;)

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manddi Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:49am
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AYou accepted an order that you don't know how to execute? Gumpaste flowers take a lot of time; especially if you've never made them before. You put yourself in a tough spot since you don't have time to practice. I'm definitely not trying to discourage you. It can be done but you need to get started right away. Google "gumpaste [insert flower type here] tutorial" and get busy! :)

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 12:03pm
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AThere is a thread on Cake Central with lots of flower tutorials. Search "gerber daisy" & it should show link for you.

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 12:07pm
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AAlso, your local michaels, AC Moore, Eric. Will sell the Wilton flower set with book of instructions. I has 2 sizes of daisy & a rose cutter. You will also need to purchase a forming mat (purple or pink), and fondant tool set. Open the flower set & read the directions to see I you need anything else before leavin the store.

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mariets Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 12:17pm
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I've been researching flowers cutters and the PME Veined Sunflower Daisy Gerbera cutters get excellent reviews.

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kazita Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 1:09pm
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AHeres the pme cutter set.

www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=6215&trng=fgle&gclid=CMD0qreo2bYCFao7MgodHm0Alg#.UXKTPL0o7Fo

I believe this is the set that DeliciousDesserts is suggesting that you get. Its expensive but you can always use a coupon that Michaels, hobby lobby or joann fabrics has.

m.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=2109-0054

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odessarae Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 3:57pm
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AI[quote name="manddi" url="/t/757232/neeeed-advice#post_7385356"]You accepted an order that you don't know how to execute? Gumpaste flowers take a lot of time; especially if you've never made them before. You put yourself in a tough spot since you don't have time to practice. I'm definitely not trying to discourage you. It can be done but you need to get started right away. Google "gumpaste [insert flower type here] tutorial" and get busy! :)

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odessarae Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 3:58pm
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AI have made gum paste flowers before but they were not as realistic as I would like :) I guess I worded it wrong .just was wandering any tips on how to make them more realistic or tutorials you found the most helpful.thank for your replies

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manddi Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 9:45pm
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A

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I have made gum paste flowers before but they were not as realistic as I would like :) I guess I worded it wrong .just was wandering any tips on how to make them more realistic or tutorials you found the most helpful.thank for your replies

Oh good! I was nervous for you! :)

To answer your question: petal dusts

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kazita Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:06pm
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Am.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3ZqSIPhcFaE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3ZqSIPhcFaE

And here's a pretty rose to learn how to make

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=74wBqahH2yc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D74wBqahH2yc

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FlourPots Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 10:58pm
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There's so many tutorials available, but here's two I really like for roses...
 
On YouTube:


(It's in 2 parts)
 
...and another at a site called CakestyleTV...
Once you register, you can watch the Rose video tutorial for FREE...
 
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odessarae Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:04am
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AThank you all!:)

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