morganchampagne Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 10:53pm
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AI've been a buttercream only decorator for a while, but I've been practicing in my spare time with some fondant techniques. I really don't know what these are called. I've searched for fondant petals and gumpaste petals but nothing has come up that explains how this goes. From what I gather you roll gumpaste..use a circle cutter....use a ball tool to curl it up. So my questions:

How thin to roll the gumpaste?

I bought a foam pad set is had 3 pieces in it. A sponge one, and then two others. Which do I use or what combination do I use?

Here's the pic: [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3072158/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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morganchampagne Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 11:18pm
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AI should add that I did not actually use gumpaste. I used a mixture of 1 tsp of tylose per 250g of MMF. The "ruffling" did not hold up the way I thought it should have

Elcee Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 3:06am
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I've never used MMF but I like a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. This is going to sound weird but roll it as thin as you can get it and then roll it even thinner.

 

1. Roll it out as thin as you can get it with a small rolling pin.

2. Cut out your shape.

3. Put it on whichever piece of your foam set is thin and firm (ish).

4. Roll it again with a small stick, a lollipop or treat stick will work if you don't have a wooden one.

5. Ruffle the petals with a ball tool.

 

Hope this helps and makes sense!

morganchampagne Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 3:12am
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ASo the key is to roll it super thin..Thank you!!! I will try these steps. I made some gumpaste earlier today. This is just for a dummy cake, just Trying to add some more things to my portfolio. So I have plenty of time to try things

bct806 Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 5:23am
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I usually use my thin foam when using the ball tool. I would roll it thin. Does it have to be all white? The ridges would look amazing with a little color in them. Either luster dust or thinned food coloring.

morganchampagne Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 7:12am
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AIt's not for an actual customer it's just for my portfolio and a local paper is featuring me and wants me to make a cake. I have 2 months so I'm doing a test run. I could do the white gumpaste and use a Pale pink luster dust. Or maybe a gold. Hmm..

darkchocolate Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 11:29am
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For those of you have decorated this way, how long does it take?  I know the size of the cake layers factor into that, but this beautiful decoration seems like it would be very time consuming.

 

What would approximately be the time involved for a 2 layer 8" cake?

manddi Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 11:37am
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For those of you have decorated this way, how long does it take?  I know the size of the cake layers factor into that, but this beautiful decoration seems like it would be very time consuming.

What would approximately be the time involved for a 2 layer 8" cake?

Somewhere between thirty minutes and thirty hours ;)

It depends on how fast you work

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