How To Attach Stamens To Flowers?

Decorating By mommyjones Updated 8 Sep 2012 , 9:26pm by Chellescakes

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mommyjones Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 8:31pm
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Okay so I making the following cake below and I need to know how to attach the stamens to the flowers. I am making the cake for next weekend and I need to start making the flowers now. Also I can't tell if the stamens in the centers are normal one or if anyone can tell me what kind they are and where I could get some.

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JWinslow Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 9:16pm
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The stamens kinda look like tool netting to me. Looped, tied in the middle (using wire) and then cut the loop ends and trim. Does that make sense? I am not sure they are stamens at all. I hope someone else jumps in. I really can't tell.


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Chellescakes Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 9:26pm
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You make these stamens from cotton, I use quilting cotton as I find it sits a bit better and has more body.

You wrap the cotton around two fingers fifty to sixty times. Twist a fine gauge wire around each end of the loop securing well ( I use a 33 ) then snip in the middle. then trim to the size you want.

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