Fondant Stephanotis?

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gilpnh Posted 27 May 2005 , 10:37pm
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Greetings All,
Have a wedding cake in July. The bride wants Stephanotis flowers all over it. Is there a mold or cut out for these? Im not even sure what a stephanotis looks like. They will be done in white and periwinkle. I did see a tutorial for a dogwood type flower in the last issure of ACD, they dried them in a food dehydrator, will this work for the stephanotis?
Thanx Heather

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Calejo Posted 27 May 2005 , 10:43pm
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Here's a link to Scott Clark Wooley's store. The page has Stephanitis on it and a good picture.

http://www.cakesbydesign.cc/MetalCuttersO-V.html

I hope that helps. thumbs_up.gif

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magentaa23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 10:44pm
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i rarely make my own gumpaste flowers... roses yes but thats about it... not coz i dont know how to make them.. coz i do.. but my time is worth more then what id charge for the gumpaste flowers and i want my cakes reasonable so peopole can afford them... so i order mine from WholesaleSugarFlowers.com.. and i was just lookin in my catalog and for a box of 81 of those flowers in a medium size its $14.59.. it would take me a few hours to make all those!.. so id buy them icon_smile.gif

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Lisa Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:45am
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i rarely make my own gumpaste flowers... roses yes but thats about it... not coz i dont know how to make them.. coz i do.. but my time is worth more then what id charge for the gumpaste flowers and i want my cakes reasonable so peopole can afford them... so i order mine from WholesaleSugarFlowers.com.. and i was just lookin in my catalog and for a box of 81 of those flowers in a medium size its $14.59.. it would take me a few hours to make all those!.. so id buy them icon_smile.gif




Thank you for the site. That's really good to know. I haven't used gumpaste flowers on a cake yet but I always planned to purchase them if I did. Making them is an art form and an incredible talent. I admire them whenever I see them but I'm just not interested in making them.

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momof3jotynjake Posted 28 May 2005 , 3:48am
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LOL! STEPHANITIS~~ lol i thought maybe fondant was sick or something! LOL! doesnt it sound like a sickness?? sorry, just had to say that! theyare beautiful though

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MrsMissey Posted 28 May 2005 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by gilpnh

Greetings All,
Have a wedding cake in July. The bride wants Stephanotis flowers all over it. Is there a mold or cut out for these? Im not even sure what a stephanotis looks like. They will be done in white and periwinkle. I did see a tutorial for a dogwood type flower in the last issure of ACD, they dried them in a food dehydrator, will this work for the stephanotis?
Thanx Heather




Aahhhh..Stephanotis is a beautiful little flower that can be made from gumpaste or a combo fondant/gumpaste mix. It is very small so making a lot of them will be time consuming. Wilton has a cutter that is used to make them and they relatively simple to make. I have the instructions, if you are interestested, I can scan and e-mail them to you! Just let me know!

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gilpnh Posted 28 May 2005 , 8:20pm
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Thanx for the info guys, MrsMissey I PMd you for the instructions. I may wind up getting the ones from Scott Wollerys site for the different sizes. Hope to start working with those next month and get some practice in.

Heather

(8 yo son just walked in the room, thinks he is Scott Roland the Baseball player and has just blacked under his eyes with a Sharpie. Sigh icon_surprised.gif )

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peg818 Posted 28 May 2005 , 8:34pm
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I make these flowers without using a cutter. If you make a ball of gumpaste, then elongate it dog bone style (thicker on either end) then insert your wire, using small sharpe sicsors cut a slit about 1/3 of the top of the ball, then cut that in half, then cut the other 2/3s of the ball into three. Using your fingers smooth out the petals some, you can use a ball tool to thin and shape the petals, i use a veining tool to mark the petals from the base up the petal about 1/2 way. dust center of the flower yellow, dust the outside bottom green.

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MrsMissey Posted 28 May 2005 , 9:53pm
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Thanx for the info guys, MrsMissey I PMd you for the instructions. I may wind up getting the ones from Scott Wollerys site for the different sizes. Hope to start working with those next month and get some practice in.

Heather

(8 yo son just walked in the room, thinks he is Scott Roland the Baseball player and has just blacked under his eyes with a Sharpie. Sigh icon_surprised.gif )





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