Help Needed With Fondant Roses!

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katies_cakes Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 9:41pm
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I have spent the last two hours trying to make fondant roses by hand. its the first time iv tried to make them and im getting no where!! how does everyone else make them? any advice at all would be great. icon_cry.gif

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sillywabbitz Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 9:57pm
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There are a couple of YouTube videos on fondant roses. I am on my phone so don't have the links but just go to and search fondant roses or gumpaste roses. Good luck

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 9:06am
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This is my cutter needed!

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noahsmummy Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 9:59am
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this is the one i used .. (sorry if its the same as above..=/) also no cutters required. i took a pic of the FIRSt one i ever did, its in ym photots if you wanna see what a biegginers look like.. granted mine looks a little more like a gardenia but for the first go i think its ok! good luck!

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ninatat Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 4:11pm
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i watched u-tube to, i do the round circles, try different way's that are better for you, i made lot, before i got mine the way i like them, i thought my first ones were really pretty, then making more they just got better. i use the 3 circle cutter set.

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chezzajd Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 4:20pm
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hi, if you go to you tube and type cakincrazy they have an excellent video on making roses, i do mine with there method all the time, its a fast method too.

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katies_cakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:15pm
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Thank you all so much, i have spent most of the day on youtube! icon_redface.gif I had never thought to look on there.

noahsmummy, your first rose is beautiful! thank you for sharing it.

i wonder if i will ever get as good at all this as everyone else here at CC. i really enjoy doing it but often im unsatisfied with the finished peice. icon_sad.gif Does/did anyone else ever feel like this?

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noahsmummy Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:38pm
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just keep practicing! my second and third ones werent as good as my first! haha beginners luck i think.. also, i used white modeling chocolate for mine, i find modelling chocolate easier to work with rather than fondant.. seriously, the majority of my cakes are disasters! but i still love making them and hope that one day ill be as good as the people on here!

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sillywabbitz Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 9:07pm
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Since you use this method, can you tell me if you have to put anything on your hands like crisco? Do you prefer fondant, gumpaste any special medium? I need to make some really pretty roses for a friends cake and I like this style but have never tried to hand mold the petals.

Also do you trim the base off before the flower dries? That seems obvious but just want to make sure.

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kiwigal81 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 9:29pm
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I love my 5petal cutter for making quick roses, do three rounds and there you go. Makes it speedy and easy to graduate the colour. Use with cornflour/icing sugar mix 50/50 as the cornflour doesn't dry out as fast. I dry them in egg cartons, didn't use wire, just did the core and one round of petals, then left sitting upsidedown in an egghole while I did two more the same, then back to the first for round two of the petals, repeat, then round three I dry right way up with tissue between the petals. Would be easier to hang upside down with wires but I have nowhere to hang them and no wire right now. HTH.

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Caths_Cakes Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 9:42pm
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i do my roses different to how ive seen alot, i start with a core, then add two petals, then 3, then 5, then 7, i find that works for a nice full rose, although getting through all of that isnt as different as the videos on youtube, i just like the extra two petals icon_smile.gif

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