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I literally just made my first flowers ever (roses), a few days ago, and I had the same thought as you...kudos to those that do it so well and make it look so easy!   I know mine need work, but I also know that this is a skill that requires LOTS of practice (as others have mentioned)...there's no getting around it.   A big issue I had was with the gluing... I realized that I couldn't follow the gluing instructions from the tutorials I used. I basically had to add a...
Thank you my dear!
LOL!!!
Two new favorite channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfvIDYcqNwiBGo5nflCJjg   https://www.youtube.com/user/zoesfancycakes/videos
You're welcome! (The picture link doesn't work)
Maybe you can modify this awesome technique to work for you: http://sweetnessandbite.com/2013/10/perfect-buttercream-stripes-part-two/
I tried modeling chocolate once...it was a greasy mess, but that was very early on for me and I figured I had messed it up since I was so inexperienced....I never ruled it out though because I love the idea of using it for cupcake toppers specifically... I think those should always be made with something tasty so people/kids could actually eat them if they wanted to...   Nowadays there's SO much more info about making it and working with it, I now know I totally...
Here's another: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=609043515839960&set=o.392002674213093&type=1&theater
LOL...I work like a turtle so it's great that I don't have customers...I'd be screwed!   Agree about gumpaste!
I experimented with it...warming, not warming, tylose , no tylose, coloring etc. The entire quantity was for me to play with and see if I liked it and could work with it...I couldn't. Everything I did eventually led to dry elephant skin... You don't ever get that? If so, do you have a remedy?   I had always read about that issue but wasn't sure if I actually knew what people were talking about...no one ever posted a picture...did it actually look like an elephant's...
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