I just barely made it thru a gumpaste magnolia disaster!!!! I had to use a hot glue gun... I know shame on me!!! But the wedding is tonight. Basically, my wired petals were breaking and coming out of the gumpaste at the wire. I couldn't get them to stand up w/o breaking. How do you get those petals to stand up so you can shape them and wrap floral tape. I have made flowers with much success before...... maybe I need a real tutorial or class. I have just tried to figure it out as I go along.
Nicolas Lodge has a good tutorial on magnolias.
Sharon Zambito has a good tutorial on her blog . It is under june 28, 2009. Sharonssugarshack.com hth
yes, I have seen Sharon's, but she doesn't show how she assembled them. Mine kept falling out of the wires???
your wires were breaking through the petals? Did you use the groove board to make the grooves to insert the wires in?
If the wires were breaking through, try a thinner wire and a tad thicker gumpaste. HTH