Originally Posted by bostonterrierlady
I am so stressed right now. I am making a 50th anniv. cake in a month. Have alot coming up and so started to make some gumpaste hibiscus today. They flopped. I have a veiner on the way. I could not get the petal to ruffle. I have never been able to do it. I need to get these done soon. It is a hawaiian theme. I have searched tons of pictures and am still unsettled about the design. I have a stomach ache over this tonight. I want this cake to be so nice and
I do not think this is going to be one I am happy with. Any advice?
What are you trying to ruffle on?
What type of ball tool are you using?
What type of gum paste, etc., are you using?
I've done them using modeling chocolate with the large 5 petal cutter and they were pretty quick & easy--not botanically correct, but everyone knew they were hibiscus.