New To Gumpaste How To Hide The Styrafoam

Decorating By Barb905 Updated 12 Mar 2019 , 12:12am by SandraSmiley

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Barb905 Posted 10 Mar 2019 , 3:05pm
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I'm brand new to gumpaste and this is my second try and have soooo many questions. How do I hide the styrafoam base? Should I be using green instead of white? And do you start with the leaves then the flowers? Any help on anything you see would be greatly appreciated.

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Mar 2019 , 3:42pm
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oh the half ball underneath -- wow very pretty for your first ones! -- sure, you could color it green or add more leaves and filler flowers -- you might want the foam to stay white so it doesn't stand out from the cake that might be iced white -- just whatever your creativity desires -- you could add a couple more overlapping petals on those rows if you wanted -- but gf, you totally got this --

you can also do just the bud on a wire too that would be a nice graduation with all the ones you already have -- a few of those dotted around could fill in the open areas too --

but those leaves down in front there -- if you just move them up over the exposed foam right there -- you got it covered --

start it any way you want -- sometimes you can make a spray too -- all florist taped and wired together and just plunk that on top too --and you could make a spray of the buds in graduated sizes getting smaller at the end -- 

you are doing fantastic -- best to you


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-K8memphis Posted 10 Mar 2019 , 3:47pm
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and feel free to start a new post if you need to respond -- new members often have to wait a few weeks/months before they can answer posts -- I think it might be a safe guard to the big spam messes we occasionally get slammed with -- that's pure conjecture on my part -- but do feel free to start a new post if you can't reply 


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kakeladi Posted 10 Mar 2019 , 8:27pm
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THAT is you 2nd try?????   WOW you are good! :)   K8 has given you some nice suggestions.  Another one might be to cover the styro w/fondant before adding the flowers......maybe just high enough rather than totally full -- all for saving fondant $$ :)    K8's suggestion to move up the bottom leaf stem seems really good to me. Just bend the stem wires or add more leaves around/on it

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SandraSmiley Posted 12 Mar 2019 , 12:12am
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Like the others, I am blown away that this is only your second attempt at making roses!  You are a natural!  I would cover the styrofoam with fondant in the same color as the cake or green to tie in with the leaves and filler.  I have even used a ball of fondant instead of styrofoam, just arranged the flowers right into it and let it set up.

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