Help please! Petals twirling on the wires. 15

Thank you to everyone who responded to my last question about my problem with the wires poking through my gumpaste flower petals. While I have tried suggestions of twiddling some gumpaste on the end of the wire before veining to rolling the...

Martina Kelly

petal ruffle cake 9

Hi I’m pretty new to decorating and would like to create the bottom tier of this cake but not really sure how to do this. Has anybody got any tips, tricks or tutorials to help :)

Bakermama

Fondant petals on a buttercream cake? 5

I have a request for this cake for an upcoming wedding ~ only she insists it be a buttercream cake. 4 tiers. 4 tiers and petals I can handle, but petals on buttercream…. makes me nervous!! Would you do it? Do you think it will hold up??

c3heaven

Petal Dust suggestions 4

Hello. I have recently started to work on sugar flowers and was looking at buying some good petal dusts. I am an ardent follower of Alan dunn and while he suggests sugar flair as the best petal dusts to work with, it does kinda seem a lil too...

Melissa

Petal effect 4

Hello, fellow cakers~ Would anyone like to share how to do the petal effect technique, or point me in the direction of a tutorial? TIA!

Bee Siang

How to handle humidity to get perfectly dry petals 3

Hi everyone, I need some advices on how to get perfectly dry petals for sugar flowers. I’ve already added cmc and cornstarch, even store the petals in an air-con room. None works well. Is there any tool/machine to get rid of the humidity?...

8-Petal Cake Pans?? 2

I’m looking to purchase two 10" 8-petal cake pans but all I can seem to find is the Wilton set of four pans in different sizes. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I can find them? The Fat Daddio’s 5-petal pans aren’t the look we’re going...

Petal dust 2

Is it necessary to set color when using petal and luster dusts for gumpaste flowers? Thanks for your help!

Fancy Fondant WA

Freaking out! Wedding cake peonies & roses 52

I am doing a wedding cake next week. Spent two weeks making heaps of peonies (my first) in purple and I hate them. I then made white ones with much thinner petals (better) but still not totally happy. Have made a few roses but still have more to...

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Wired Roses help! 17

Hi everyone! Ive recently been making some gumpaste roses to go on a 3 tier cake. So, I thought I better do them wired, to be able to push them into the higher tiers. I hooked over the end of some 22 gauge wires, dipped in sugar glue then...

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress

Which floral paste does everyone use? 12

I have a potential wedding cake order which will involve making over 100 roses. It will be covering a huge dummy however there will be a real cake slice in there too… the roses on the real cake slice would need to taste nice (at least on the real...

Lolo

Help! How can I darken a gumpaste figure? 10

So I just finished making this gumpaste cake topper and I get it all assembled and in photos i see just how PALE Alice is. My goodness, girl needs some sun! How can I fix this? I tried shading her a bit with some pink petal dust but it doesn’t...

Hello from a Newbie 9

Hello everyone, my name is Anne and I joined the Forum today having come across it quite by accident. My business name is Anne’s Cakes For All Occasions; based at Hopton on Sea I personally deliver throughout East Anglia. With over 40 years’...

Sharon Young

Royal Icing or Fondant 7

I have been making cakes for over 30 years.. and way back then it was very unusual to see cakes decorated in anything other than Royal Icing or Buttercream… I took a little break from making cakes, as my children thought it was un cool to have...

Gum paste flowers 7

Hi, I’m designing my son’s wedding cake and an having a lot of trouble with wiring my petals. The floral wire is constantly poking out of the petals when I’m trying to attach them to the flower. I’ve tried several different ways of inserting the...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Duff's cake graffiti spray - have you tried it? I'm desperate... 6

Help! I made some gumpaste roses for a wedding this weekend and they look more pink than red and I was thinking of spraying them with duff’s graffiti red spray but I’ve never tried it and I don’t want to destroy the flowers I worked so hard to...

Joliez

Best Rose Making Method? 6

What’s the best method for making Roses? I used the Wilton Method, Wilton petal cutter and a separate petal cutter and then completely by hand…does anyone have a recommendation?

Iced Images Cakes (Karen Ker)

Cascade of roses 5

Hi can anyone give me some tips on how to attach petalpaste roses to a cascad cake? I would assume to use royal icing and build up from the bottom and use the ones below for support, but am concerned that petal paste roses may be too heavy for...

How much to charge for gelatin flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. 3

I have made gelatin butterflies in the past for a wedding cake and they turned out really well. I just included some money in the price. But I just got an order for some gelatin dragonflies and butterflies for a bakery to use on different cakes....

Kianna

Would you buy this?... 3

I have been talking with my dad about creating a heavy duty electric cake wheel with adjustable speeds. The already have a few out there for cakes but they are slow for lace work etc…. We are thinking about making one that can turn up to 100 rpm...

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