How To Make Carnations

Decorating By dogluvr Updated 9 Jan 2007 , 2:27pm by 2sdae

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dogluvr Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:05pm
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I would appreciate any help with making carnations. This is the first time I need to make them and looking back in the Wilton 1, 2 and 3 class books, there is no carnations......please help.......thank you

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bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:26pm
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Do you want to make them from Royal Icing or Gumpaste? I can help you with either.

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dogluvr Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:30pm
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Actually I wanted to make them with buttercream. Although I would also like to know how to make them in Royal and Gumpaste......thanks

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bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:40pm
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Here's a link to Wilton instructions on the buttercream/royal icing carnation. You were right, the newer books took those directions out! I never noticed that before. I'll PM you with the gumpaste instructions. If you have any more questions, one ringy dingy will do! icon_wink.gif
http://www.wilton.com/decorating/basic/carnation.cfm

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GeminiRJ Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:42pm
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For buttercream carnations, I start with a ball of icing on a small square of waxed paper, stuck to a flower nail. I usually use a #102 tip (depends on how big you want the flower). Start at the bottom of the ball of icing and move your hand like you are writing an "M". Keep doing these "M's" around the base of the icing ball. Move up and repeat the "M's". (Each "M" becomes a petal.) You'll probably do about three rows, ending with only a couple "M's" towards the top. For the center, point the tip straight up and down, and squeeze, pulling up. I don't know if that will help (a picture's worth a thousand words!)

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bulldog Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:43pm
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Hi- I was just wondering how to make carnations out of gumpaste, and saw your post. Bobwonderbuns would you,please, PM me the carnation instructions, too?

Thank you!!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:45pm
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Hi- I was just wondering how to make carnations out of gumpaste, and saw your post. Bobwonderbuns would you,please, PM me the carnation instructions, too?

Thank you!!


Sure. Give me a few minutes. icon_smile.gif

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FatAndHappy Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:49pm
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With buttercream I use tip #224. Its a flower tip with a little wire inside. When you wiggle your hand and move your hand up slowly as you squeeze the bag - it works perfectly. There is one in my picks of the red flowers. The tiny ones are the same tip with just minimal icing squeezed out!

Good luck!!

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bulldog Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:49pm
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Thanks, bobwonderbuns! thumbs_up.gif

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dogluvr Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:56pm
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Thanks bobwonderbuns and thanks everyone for your info......

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bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 7:04pm
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I'm typing in the instructions now -- will go ahead and email them by the end of the day (I have a doctor's appt. right now.) Thanks for your patience! icon_smile.gif

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MrsAB Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 7:22pm
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Bobwonderbuns, can you send me the instructions too? Thanks!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 7:29pm
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Bobwonderbuns, can you send me the instructions too? Thanks!


Done! icon_biggrin.gif

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ShirleyW Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 7:44pm
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If you would like the work sheet for gumpaste Carnations pm me your email address and I will scan and send it to you as an attachment. I think done in gumpaste they look very realistic and natural. Here are some on a cake I made for a friend.
LL

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wespam Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 11:53am
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Shirley, I would appreciate the instructions for gumpaste sent to me please. (PM me please) I like working with fondant and gumpaste much better than piping. Thanks Pam from Bama

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Zmama Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 1:50pm
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Can I get the instructions as well? Thank you! Favorite flower,and can't make em for the life of me!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 1:52pm
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The instructions Shirley is sending are different than the instructions I am sending. For those asking, would you like both sets?

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jennsmom Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 11:15am
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Hi! I think the carnations are beautiful. I would love to have the instructions.

Thanks

Beth

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2sdae Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:05pm
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Shirley and Bob I would love both stes of directions also. You can never have too much help! And I need all the help I can get with flowers! TIA

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bubblywhitewine Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:14pm
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If the two of you wouldn't mind, I would love to have both instructions as well.

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Phyllis52 Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:16pm
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I would also like both sets of the instructions if you can.
My email address is: [email protected]

Thanks.
Phyllis

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didavista Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:31pm
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could you both add me to the list. Thanks a bunch!!! [email protected]

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beckybhappy Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:38pm
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I too would love both sets of instructions. Thanks! thumbs_up.gif
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bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jan 2007 , 12:39pm
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I'll send everyone the instructions at some point today, I'm teaching a cookie decorating class this afternoon so I need to get ready for it. Y'all will have the instructions by the end of the day. icon_biggrin.gif

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ShirleyW Posted 9 Jan 2007 , 6:06am
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I will send them to those who posted their email addresses but I think it would be best to post those in a pm for privacy. Beth, will you pm me your email?

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bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Jan 2007 , 1:06pm
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I will send them to those who posted their email addresses but I think it would be best to post those in a pm for privacy. Beth, will you pm me your email?


Agreed!! If anyone wants anything from me, PM me. icon_smile.gif

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bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Jan 2007 , 1:52pm
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Okay, I believe I've covered everyone. If I missed anyone, PM me and I'll get them right out! Cheers! icon_biggrin.gif

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2sdae Posted 9 Jan 2007 , 2:27pm
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Thanks Ladys I will probably be back to plead for help some time in near future, but those are both way helpful! thumbs_up.gif

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