Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gumpaste Roses

Back to the basics this week.
I took an order for a red, white & black anniversary cake. Thinking in traditional terms, that's red roses, white icing, and black ....something.
I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

To make simple roses and buds I use part Wilton method, part mine...

First I make a teardrop of fondant / gumpaste mix and stick a toothpick, or thick piece of spaghetti in it.

With an exacto knife I cut a little " swirl ".

Roll out a thin piece of gumpaste / fondant. ~ I roll to 1/8 inch thick.

With a 5 petal cutter cut out 5 pieces.

Make slits as shown between each petal.

Place fondant on a thin pad

With the ball tool , lift and gently roll over the edges of each petal to frill. The majority of your ball tool will be on the mat, only the edge will run across the petal.

Once al of the petals are frilled, wrap around the teardrop on the toothpick, alternating petals. I use a little gum glue to seal them in place.

I stop here when I make rosebuds.

For full roses I repeat the steps until I use all 5 cutouts.

and I let set until dry in flower formers.

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