Daily Top 3 - Jun 09, 2012

Cactus Dahlia

Playing around with leftover gum paste. This is a Cactus Dahlia. Pretty happy with the result.

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Nadia ...

wow!!!!!!!!!! Adorable and beautiful at the same time!

Goreti ...

Thanks Nadia. I really like this one.

Linda Wolff ...

I’ll tell you the same thing I told Gail, I have watched you both from your earliest beginnings of making flowers and how far both of you have come in such a short amount of time, is literally mind boggling!

Goreti ...

Still have some bad moments. Really hate it when it does not come out looking like what I had envisioned. This one is pretty much what I was trying for. Needless to say I am very happy with it. All I know is my collection is growing.

Tetyana ...

So BEAUTIFUL! Love your flower!

Wanda ...

So beautiful !

Monsi Torres ...

luv it! how do you make it? I LOVE MAKING FLOWERS!

Goreti ...

I used Wilton Gerbera Daisy cutters and folded all the petals back so that they almost look curled.. I actually did it in 2 parts and then combined them. The middle I used a mixture of gumpaste & fondant & made a ball which I actually stuck on a toothpick (this way I can just stick on cake). I let that dry a little. Then I did 3 rows of the smaller Daisy cutters. The first row I glued some of the petals to the ball. The next 2 rows I placed pieces of papers towels here & there so that the petals would look more natural after they dried. I put that aside then I did the larger ones. I think I did 3 of those. I placed them to dry again placing pieces of paper towel so that they dried that way. Then combined the two. There is a tutorial on lovelytutorials. I also googled the image of the actual flower and kind of went back & forth between the tutorial & the image.

zoe ...

this is really stunning, your flowers are fantastic xx need to try doing more myself xx

Rumana Jaseel ...

How pretty can they get!

Niknoknoos Cakery ...

Lovely, very realistic :o)

Cecilia ...

Wow that is gorgeous

Lisa Templeton ...

I Love this!!!! Its so beautiful!

Smile ...

So lovely!!!

Neli ...

Oh, I love this one! A real beauty!! So transparent and living.

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