jmullican6 Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 9:22pm
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I'm trying to decide how best to make the petals on this cake.  If anyone has made one and can pass on the "how to", I would be so grateful!

 

www.theknot.com/weddings/photo/cascading-flower-wedding-cake-125788

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shanter Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 10:09pm
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I can't see the cake because I don't belong to the Knot and I don't do Facebook either.

keepingitreal21 Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by jmullican6 

I'm trying to decide how best to make the petals on this cake.  If anyone has made one and can pass on the "how to", I would be so grateful!

 

www.theknot.com/weddings/photo/cascading-flower-wedding-cake-125788

You need to post an actual picture. You can not see the picture if you're not signed into the knot.

640Cake Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 11:04pm
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Image for jmullican6 - Not my cakeGarden Rose Wedding Cake <3

pood Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 11:37pm
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I have made that design a couple of times. The pictures are in my gallery. I made each petal individually and then attached them individually to the cake. Once I used gel to attach them and once I used royal icing. They both worked equally well. Below are the links from my facebook page.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Confectionistas#!/photo.php?fbid=527199830628109&set=a.171249022889860.45428.171247566223339&type=3&theater

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Confectionistas#!/photo.php?fbid=610759698938788&set=a.171841276163968.45611.171247566223339&type=3&theater

 

Hope this help you.

 

Linda

Brettley Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 12:40am
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I just made one of these last weekend. I think I made like 80 or so petals, ranging in size from small to large. I just use circular cutters and ruffled the edges with the ball tool and foam mat. I made the center flower by using the smallest round cutter I had, softened the edges and scrunched it up a bit. Then used 3 small petals behind that, and so on until you have the full effect of the burst. I attached with white chocolate.

jmullican6 Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 2:47am
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Oops - sorry about the link!  I hadn't thought of that.

 

 I'm assuming I need to make the petals out of gumpaste - right?  Or would the fondant I'm covering the cake with work if I made them enough ahead of time that they could dry?  

 

Thanks in advance for all the advice!

keepingitreal21 Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 10:39pm
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Originally Posted by jmullican6 

Oops - sorry about the link!  I hadn't thought of that.

 

 I'm assuming I need to make the petals out of gumpaste - right?  Or would the fondant I'm covering the cake with work if I made them enough ahead of time that they could dry?  

 

Thanks in advance for all the advice!

Gumpaste would be your best bet. GL. HTH. Don't forget to post a pic when you're done.

jmullican6 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:30pm

ASorry so slow in expressing my gratitude for your help! I'm working on the petals now and it's going smoothly. I'll post pics after I recover from the wedding. (It's my daughter's!!)

Rosie93095 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:50pm

Can those gumpaste petals be attached on a BC cake?

jmullican6 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:56pm

AThe tutorial I watched on YouTube showed her attaching them to a buttercream cake.

Rosie93095 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:57pm

Thank you, can you tell me the name of the tutorial?

jmullican6 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:59pm

Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI3riDoTnJ0

Rosie93095 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 1:27pm

Thanks!

jmullican6 Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 2:22am

My daughter's wedding was this past weekend (the 20th).  Thanks to your help, the wedding cake turned out perfectly!  I had so much fun making and decorating this cake!  As promised, I am posting a picture.  The lighting stinks because this was taken in my living room.  I'm sure the professional ones will be much better!

 

Thanks again ladies!

jacrokal Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 4:36pm

AThat looks absolutely gorgeous!! Great job :)

FrostedMoon Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 5:02pm

Beautiful!  Your daughter is very lucky! ;)

therealmrsriley Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 5:34pm

Gorgeous!!

jmullican6 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:24am

I can't tell you what it means to have you all say such sweet things.  Thank you!!

soldiernurse Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:35am

AAwesomeness.....is that even a word???:D

jmullican6 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 1:56am

I'll take it!

Lucky6 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 4:03am

AVery pretty

ChefKristi Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 10:10pm

AHi, I'm making a similar cake for a wedding, but I was wondering if you attached the petals after they dried or before, and did you start at the top or bottom? Thanks!

savannahquinn Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 10:24pm

really pretty! I love the added ribbon!

AZCouture Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 11:30pm

I would only do that on fondant, so I know the petals wouldn't have a chance of sliding. 

Brettley Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 11:49pm

Beautiful!!

jmullican6 Posted 27 Sep 2013 , 10:29pm

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Originally Posted by ChefKristi 

Hi, I'm making a similar cake for a wedding, but I was wondering if you attached the petals after they dried or before, and did you start at the top or bottom?
Thanks!

 

Hi ChefKristi!

 

Sorry I didn't see this earlier!  I let the petals dry completely before I started.  I first made the center rose and attached that.  Then I worked out and away from the center rose - adjusting the shape as I went.  It was intimidating to start, but once I got going, it was very easy!   Good luck and have fun!

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