Has anyone successfully made Juliet Roses (a type of David Austin rose) like the leftmost in the below photo out of gumpaste? I specifically love the look of them before the outer petals spread out. I know Erica Obrien had them on her resolutions for this year, but she hasn't posted anything as far as I know. Specifically, I'm curious how to pack in all the center petals without making the flowers so heavy that they pull down on the cake. Thanks in advance for any ideas/tips!
For the center petals, I'm also wondering whether they should be dried separately and then pieced together or assembled while still somewhat malleable? Because they fit together so tightly, I'd be worried about not being able to fit them together as closely if they're all dried separately. Thanks!
These may be of help. Doesn't look exactly like it but you may be able to tweak it. http://tortentante.blogspot.de/2012/11/Historische-Rose-aus-Zucker-Anleitung.html
Thanks! I have seen ones like this before. I guess I can try to adapt it by building up sections over time. It would be really helpful to dissect one of these flowers in real life to see what shape the inside petals are when laid out flat.
I know. It is so much easier when you have the actual flower.