Interesting Way To Make A Rose.

Decorating By Jeff_Arnett Updated 1 Nov 2015 , 2:01am by Apti

Jeff_Arnett Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 10:46am
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embersmom Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 11:35am
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It's like the gumpaste version of making a buttercream ribbon rose.  The buttercream version wouldn't have the ruffling effect but everything else is similar.

-K8memphis Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 11:35am
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wow that's so cool so efficient

costumeczar Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 12:47pm
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I want to say that it was Alan Dunn who made a cutter similar to that one about ten years ago, but it had a strip and smaller and larger petals. I was looking forit recently and I found it on some UK site,but I don't know what it's called. 

costumeczar Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 1:00pm
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Ah ha...Jem has one similar to the one in the video, but it's not the same as the one I'm thinking of 

costumeczar Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 1:01pm
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Ah ha...Jem has one similar to the one in the video, but it's not the same as the one I'm thinking of 

Jedi Knight Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 1:45pm
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That JEM one is really small. I sell it in the shop.

That new FMM one is all the rage now.  All my suppliers are out and my customers are clamoring for it!

theresaf Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 2:41pm
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That was really interesting to watch - thanks for sharing Jeff!


Jeff_Arnett Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 2:51pm
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I found this video on Youtube made by the creator of the cutter herself.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 2:54pm
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I thought that would be great for making a few quick roses for a birthday cake, etc. 

I found the cutter on ebay for $11 with free shipping and ordered one this morning.

-K8memphis Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 3:26pm
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Apti Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 5:05pm
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Thanks, Jeff!  I just purchased the FMM cutter on e b a y .   I see a Cake Club demo in my future.....

To find on e b a y, use search term: 

"Cake Decorating Fondant Gumpaste - FMM Easiest Rose Ever Cutter"

The video also  has the amazing method of a diagonal slice at the base of the finished rose that has been air drying for 24 hours, apply to rose cascade with gum glue, no wires!

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SweetShop5 Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 5:09pm
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I've been debating buying this cutter for awhile now, it seems to make a job a lot easier!

@Jeff_Arnett could you give me a link to the seller please? Thanks!

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MBalaska Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 5:50pm
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This set is on it's way to Alaska in the mail.  My thought was to use it for modeling chocolate quickie roses for cupcake decorations.  You know that wonderful chocolate aroma when you open up a cupcake box, and you just want to pick that flower off and pop it into your mouth enjoying a nice piece of chocolate. 

The petals are not offset on this cutter, but for modeling chocolate I was just going to cut it in half as 6 petals would be enough.  Chocolate will stick to itself, no glues needed, and the bottom can just be plushed down into the icing and out of sight.

theresaf Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 6:05pm
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Thanks Apti (and Jeff)!  I just ordered one tooooo ! Yay!


GoWildCakes Posted 12 Oct 2015 , 10:54pm
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Thanks for sharing!!   Just ordered mine from here

lcubed83 Posted 13 Oct 2015 , 3:46am
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Just ordered one from eBay!  I look forward to trying it out

theresaf Posted 14 Oct 2015 , 3:31pm
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My order arrived already!  Under $11 and free shipping and THAT fast!  Can't wait to try it later!


Apti Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 4:00am
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Got my cutter the other day, very fast shipping.  I'm branching out from the hobby of cake decorating and attended a class in polymer clay.  I sacrificed my new cutter (now  I have to order another one for fondant!) and made a polymer clay black and purple rose.  Gorgeous!

So...if you do polymer clay and cake decorating, just order 2.

Thanks again, Jeff.  LOVE this cutter.  (Also ordered the Cupid Rose and Holly berry set by JEM).

MBalaska Posted 20 Oct 2015 , 3:17am
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got the Petal Crafts multi bud cutter, and the little buds that I made in fondant were the size of pencil erasers, very tiny. The FMM ones that @Jeff_Arnett  posted look much bigger and more useful.

Thank You @Jedi Knight  for explaining that the JEM cupid rose cutters are also small.

MBalaska Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 3:17am
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The little half ones were not worth doing. The whole strip really takes some practice, but once you have the first one done and it sits there on the table, it's pretty easy to add the second strip.  The one strip ones are the top two, and they are pretty small.  I suppose someone with some skill and artistry could make the petals look nice, but my fingers are just too big and fumbly. 


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MBalaska Posted 30 Oct 2015 , 6:18am
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It works with modeling chocolate also.  the petals are not as thin, but the flowers are now edible toppers.

costumeczar Posted 30 Oct 2015 , 11:39am
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You could also do this by just lining up a bunch of circles. then you could control the size of them.

MBalaska Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 7:13am
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Gosh @costumeczar  you really know your decorating!  You've probably forgotten more than I know now.  You're absolutely right about the circles.  Pretty cool way to make a quickie rose.

costumeczar Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 12:43pm
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Nah, that's an old trick. We use that in classes for kids because it's a fast way to make a simple rose and kids can do it. I'll do a video and post it, too, it's a good one for that. :)

Apti Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 2:34pm
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Ditto to MBalaska.   Love to see the video.  Could you post the link on this thread, please?

costumeczar Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 7:06pm
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Here you go...Super simple.

-K8memphis Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 7:14pm
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great video --

when you want to make a larger gum paste or fondant cut out than you have a cutter for -- roll the gum paste thicker cut it out and roll over it again

MBalaska Posted 31 Oct 2015 , 7:41pm
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Cool tutorial @costumeczar. and you make the perfect point when you say that we are doing this to decorate cakes, so it won't always matter if the edges are thinned, and it looks like a ribbon rose.  Ribbon roses are quite lovely on cakes.

For people who can't buy all of the new cake toys that arrive, this is a handy technique.


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