I am fairly new to this site and this is my first forum post. I have recently seen many cakes with the FirstImpressions Baby mold inside a gumpaste peony or rose. Can someone please give me a tutorial or advise on how to make the gumpaste rose? Cutters and how-to would be great.
All of you on this site are so very talented I would appreciate any help/advice you could give.
I've made a baby in a rose, but not with the baby mold. I think the principle would be the same though.
I use the Jem 110 mm rose cutter for the first couple of layers of petals, then switch to a circle cutter a little larger than the petals of the rose cutter. Cover the back of a bowl with foil, and dust with cornstarch. Cut the rose petals with the 110 mm cutter, thin the center out to bigger than you would for a regular rose. Frill and cup the petals, and lay it over the back of the bowl, facing down. Do another set of petals the same way, brush the center lightly with gum glue, and lay it on top of the first, with the petals arranged so they overlap the first set. Then just start making circle petals, frill and cup them, and attach the same way. You can use little wadded up balls of plastic wrap between the petals to make them dry in a more open position, just remember to remove them later. Once you've added enough petals, let your rose dry for about two days, then turn it over and see if it slips off the bowl easily. If not, unwrap the foil from the bowl and then gently peel the foil off the rose...but I never really have problems with it sticking.
I have done several of those cakes:
The actual instructions for the petals are in the second or third video of this series.
I just "glued" the petals together with melted chocolate and secured them to a piece of round fondant cut slightly smaller than the finished rose.
Hope this helps.
Thank you!!! I can't wait to try it!!!
I am so glad you responded. Your cake is the one that got me interested in making this design. It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with newbies like me!!!
Hi,here is a link to a great rose tutorial.hth
I'm so pleased that you liked my cake, but I'm sure I saw one like it somewhere else; I can't claim it as mine.
Good luck with yours, and be sure to post pix.
aka Helen Jo
Okay, stupid question.....I'm working from the inside out or outside in. I think I'm confusing myself.
I have the mold but never made the baby...your cake is lovely! can you tell me how you got the color of the baby so natural? truly gorgeous. Pat
Sorry for the delay; I just saw your question
I work from the outside petals to the inside petals.
The color was just a touch of copper, shaded with pink luster dust.
I'm soooo glad this came up, I have a baby in a rose topper for a cake due next week!! Thanks for the tips!