I am hoping someone can help me. I am making large gumpaste roses for the first time. I am using a 1cm styrofoam ball for the centre, however when I finish I'm left with a large bell shape at the bottom which will make it hard to place on my cake. I'm guessing I am doing something obvious wrong. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I have attached a couple of photos of one drying.
Thank so much
My suggestion is to roll that bell shape in your fingers to thin it some &/or just shave it off.
Ahhh Thanks Kakelady ... I did wonder about that.
Will give it a try!
here's Kara's tutorial, you can do this with gumpaste also.
used the Kara style thinner centers, so there's no huge bottom. You can, of course, make them any size you want. That's the advantage of making your own.
You can always add a couple of more rows of petals, too.