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yamber82 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:40am
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i am doing a wedding cake july 3rd and have to cover the tops of 3 tiers with roses. i havn't really done flowes yet and was wondering if i should do them out of just gp or fondant too? and does anyone have a good tutorial on the orse? i want it to look really good

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JaimeAnn Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:50am
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Tonedna has a great tutorial on youtube go to youtube and type TONEDNA in the search bar . It will come up with her stuff ...I would use gumpaste and start on them now they will keep forever so you can make them in advance.

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sheena Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:53am
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In my experience, I prefer using only gumpaste for flowers, because I find gumpaste far more elasticity than fondant, thus enabling you to really work the petals and get gorgeous delicate looking flowers. Also, gumpaste holds shape better than fondant.
I haven't watched any online tutorials on sorry I can't help you there...but if I do come across any, I'll let you know.

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Texas_Rose Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 4:59am
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This is the best tutorial I have seen so far:

I tried it and it really works well. Her method will work with a smaller 5 petal cutter as well.

If you look in my photos, I've got some roses I made using her tutorial. I didn't have a large foam pad with a hole in the middle, so I cut a square from a styrofoam plate and made a hole in it, to use to support the petals while putting the on the flower.

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RetiredNavyChief Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 2:20pm
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Try the duff rose method in the template section on this site, quick and easy

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yamber82 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 2:31pm
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thanks guys! i was also just now wonering whether i should ad leaves or not. her theme is red white and blue so i am doing a white cake with red and blue roses and i don't know if the green in the flowers would throw it off.

and another thing about gp. if i am cutting a lt of small pieves to use for things like this than i like to roll out one big piece and cut them all out at one time but gp dried really fast. do i have to roll and cute between every flower? icon_sad.gif

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Uniqueask Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 2:39pm
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Thanks Interesting Post

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Tellis12 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 2:42pm
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I'd roll out a decent (not large) piece of gp and cut several petals out. While I'm working with the pieces, keep whatever you're not using covered with saran wrap or a large baggie and place and damp paper towel over the top of the plastic. This always keeps my gp from drying out too fast.

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yamber82 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 6:12pm
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yikes!!!! i just realized i on;y have cutters to make small roses and i need to make some veeery large ones. is there anywhere i can order them from to get hem overnight? i can't buy them in my area

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