OK - here is the first one. (need to make many more for my nephew's wedding cake) I am not sure what the deal is with the color - I airbrushed them with americolor's red red - and when they were dry, it looks like there were spots of green?? ( the gun was cleaned well before switching the colors) Do you think it looks ok like this? (I also dry brushed raspberry luster dust on them to add a little to it.) Thanks for opinions!
I thought it was intentional shading...it looks great!
I think it's gorgeous! Actually, I think those flecks of green you're talking about make it SUPER lifelike. Beautiful job, can't wait to see the cake.
I think they look great, very real. I thought it was intentional shading as well. If you think of a poinsettia it does have those shaded parts on the red.
Beautiful job..did you wire them together? A little off track.... I just dug out the Gelatin in Bloom book I ordered...can I use any impression mat? I have several....Do I have to wire the poinsettias...I'm not patience with wiring flowers...couldn't I just glue them....
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Thanks everyone for the insight on the coloring. I appreciate it. I thought they looked ok, but needed other opinions. I have quite a few of them to make so I will be busy doing those this weekend! I am still not sure how that coloring happened - but we'll go with it!
Yes, they are all wired together. Each. Individual. Bract. Even those tiny little centers are done in stages - and are each on a seperate wire. I definately need to get into an "assembly line" mode for this one.
Laurel - yes, you would have to wire the gelatin ones together too. I am not sure what mat you have for the gelatin - I need to look, although I am sure it says in the book. I don't think they would look right just "glued". Good luck!!
Awesome job! Love it.
Wow! I totally love it. Everything looks perfect--something I'd want to put on my own cake. You did a great job!
Thanks everyone - Rylan - the techniques I used for this were a combination of the two you have posted in the flowers link you did for all of us!