Gumpaste/fondant Roses?

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JerryCakes Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 10:38am
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Hello all,

Can someone please tell me what is the best or easiest way you have found
to make gumpaste roses. I bought an FMM rose cutter but see
a lot on videos of people using the JEM cutters. I didn't have much luck
creating a rose with the FMM one. It WAS my first time so maybe just
need more practice. But I have tried making them freehand, just shaping
the petals individually and forming a rose. I think if I practiced more
this is the way I would like them. Anyway, just wanted to hear some of
the ways some of you make them and is it just an individual preference?
Thank you for any ideas.

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katielb Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 11:07am
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I do both, single petals and using a JEM cutter. I find the cutters great if im short of time as I can create more petals quicker. I do however think it comes down to what method works best for you and what look you are after icon_smile.gif

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mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 11:12am
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Hi JerryCakes, the first rose I made was from watching a youtube video, which I found absolutely so helpful, have a look and see if this helps. Good Luck

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andlydle Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 11:38am
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My 2 kids (7 mo and almost 2) make it difficult for me to work on cake stuff sometimes, so I really like this no cutter method. you just roll some balls and then squish and shape them in a plastic bag. You make each petal seperately.
Here's the link:

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JerryCakes Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 11:46am
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Thank you all very much. Your ideas are great and very helpful. I just wasn't sure if
it was an individual preference or if I wasn't using the right cutter or something.
Have a very nice day!

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andrealynmoore Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 12:15pm
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I use PME cutters. They cut more cleanly and have a very wide range of sizes. Roses can be finicky if you don't make the base big enough though...

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JerryCakes Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 12:24pm
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Thank you. I have been finding out about the finicky part and the bases.
I seem to build up so much at the base and while working tend to pinch
some off. Once I kept doing that and at the end of the rose there was
no base to hold the petals on and the last few petals just fell off icon_smile.gif

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