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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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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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
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.