Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker but first time poster here. I've had a client ask me to make a six inch round with a single gigantic rose on top. I've made plenty of large roses but nothing this size. Any tips? I don't think I can achieve this even with my largest petal cutter.
Also, any thoughts on what's been done for the flower on the cupcakes? It's too blurry for me to see confidently but it almost looks like a really open ribbon rose or something?
Appreciate any help.
*Not my cake
You could make a rose as large as you can with your cutters, then make a template by tracing around your largest cutter about ¼ inch larger and maybe another about ½ inch larger.
Cut these petals out with an X-acto knife, insert a wire into their base, ruffle as usually and dry over whatever former you use.
Once dry, tape these additional larger petals to the main rose and shape as desired.
for the large rose either use heart shaped cookie cutters -- or roll your gum paste too thick, cut it out with your largest cutter then roll it thin enough and this will enlarge the petal -- or use an exact knife & a template
i can't really see the cupcake roses
I checked their FB page, I think these are the cupcakes you're asking about, and they do look like an open ribbon rose: