Gumpaste Hibiscus Flower

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LisasCakesNM Posted 4 May 2008 , 7:07pm
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I need to make gumpaste Hibiscus flowers, and I do not know how to make them. Can anyone help with how to make them or tell me a place where I can? TIA!!!

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Molly2 Posted 5 May 2008 , 2:23am
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I bought the Wiltons Flower Gum paste kit it shows you how to make different kinds of flowers


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plbennett_8 Posted 5 May 2008 , 3:13am
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Look in the "Sketches" section of the gallery... Someone posted a how to, but it's in spanish... I learned a lot from looking at the pictures... Maybe it will help you too...

Good luck,

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KimAZ Posted 5 May 2008 , 5:53am
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Hi Lisa,
I just taught myself how to make hibiscus recently. Super easy!
If you have a 5 petal rose cutter, that works great. If not, try the 3 petal rose cutter from the Wilton gum paste kit and make two sets of petals. Cut off one petal from one set, leaving you with 5 petals total.

So cut the petals out, ruffle the edges of each petal with a ball tool. Overlap each petal onto the next and set in a egg carton, shot glass or tin foil cup to dry. Paint the petal center and up each petal with luster or petal dust.

To make the stamen: roll a log of fondant/gum paste about 1-1/2" long. You can make small snips in the top section with small scissors or tweezers OR insert the premade yellow stamens ( from the packages) into the top section. Curve slightly. Let dry.

I rolled a small log of fondant/gum paste and shaped it into a circle to put in the center of the petals. This little ring will hold up the stamen so it stands upright.

To assemble, I used gum glue (Tylose powder and water). Glue the circle to the center of the petals, then glue the stamen into the circle.

Hope that helps!

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FromScratch Posted 5 May 2008 , 6:10am
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I have made them.. they aren't hard at all. I have a pictrure in my photos. I use a rose petal cutter and my flower is wired.

To make the center you roll out a rope of gumpaste so the tip tapers down a bit and then thread some wire into it. Stick some trimmed stamens in the tip and allow to dry in a slightly curved shape. Then cut out your petals and stretch the point out a bit to elongate it. (I used an individual rose petal cutter that is tear drop shaped and you elongate the point a bit) Then wire the petal and ruffle the edges and dry them so that the front face of your petal curves in a C shape away from you. So if you were looking at the top of the petal it should curve back slightly. Once they are dry you can dust them and then arrange them around teh center with floral tape. HTH's a little and if you have any questions let me know. icon_smile.gif

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miny Posted 5 May 2008 , 6:24am
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They look amazing and you guys make them look so easy to do. Thanks!

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grannys3angels Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 11:32pm
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Here is a link I found also,

Also here is another site that has wonderful info and pics,

I came across these while doing a search myself on how to make them for a Luau cake I might be doing.

Hope this helps,
God Bless,

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ninatat Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:11am
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scratch love you flowers, can you give me the gumpaste recipe, and what did you use to get so many ruffles on your hybiscus, Thank you

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ninatat Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:26am
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wow i love the second site so many tutorials

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Peridot Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:27pm
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The Dusky Rose site is wonderful!

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redpepper Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 3:24pm
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Thank you ALL!!!! I was also searching how to make a hibiscus after not much success with mine. I used the tear drop shaped rose cutter but it didn't look quite right. The links are GREAT!!!! I'm gonna go play now, Thanks again everyone I love this site! icon_biggrin.gif

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