Daily Top 3 - Jul 04, 2013

Fantasy flower

Big mistake making this after days & days of rain. The humidity really gave me trouble. Was thinking of using this on a cake for later this month but may be redoing it. Loosely based on Jo’s 24 hr flower. Some of the petals were so brittle that they broke so I tried replacing them but hard to get the right position. The second picture shows the very special equipment (lol) that I used. The veiner was a shell and the cutter was actual a heart cutter.

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Caroline Diaz ...

Nice

jan14grands ...

oh Goreti, it is so beautifull!! How clever of you to use a shell for a veiner ! :) I have to try that – We have had sooo many days of rain too!!

Goreti ...

Jan, I have very few cutters and only 1 veiner which is the inexpensive Wilton one. Don’t want to spend a lot of money since I only do this for fun. Therefore, I looked for things that I have around the house that I can use instead. The center is actually a large glass bead that was on a shirt. If you look at it closely, there is a tiny hole on the sides since it was sewn on the shirt.

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

I like it!!! It’s lovely Goreti!!! And very clever of you!!! Well done!!xxx

luna ...

Wow, beautiful and interesting!

Joanne Wieneke ...

hi Goreti! This is beautiful!…
I hear your humidity/moisture problem. I have been drying my gumpaste flowers on the shelf on top of my husband’s television armoire.. silly way to do it, and my husband hates me on this. but i have been doing that for years now, it is a dry place and the constant temperature keeps the pieces to place. Just last night, I needed to dry a gumpaste chair which needed to dry overnight, it has been raining here in nj and the humidity is playing tricks on me. I just shoved the piece in the armoire shelf and was ready to go this morning…

Carla Del Sasso ...

what beautiful Goreti and wonderful that color

jan14grands ...

I only do this for my family and friends, so I know where you’re coming from. I don’t buy a lot of cutters anymore, did that enough when I first started cake decoating. I definitely am going to use a shell for veining when I get time to work on a specialty flower!!

Callicious Cakes ...

oh that is so lovely !! x

Giannuzzi Maria ...

good work!

Hazel Wong Cake Design ...

Goreti, very pretty!

Goreti ...

Jan, another great thing to use is a dry corn husk. That is what I used for the camellia. As a matter of fact, just bought some corn on the cob yesterday and have some drying right now.

Cake Sweet Cake By Tara ...

Gorgeous !!

jan14grands ...

Another great tip!! Gotta try that as we are having corn on the cob also for the 4th. Thanks :)

Fifi's Cakes ...

this is so pretty Goreti! x

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