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ozgirl42
« on: March 16, 2011 12:33:46 AM »

Hurray! This is the first time I have attempted to make a realistic gumpaste rose AND IT LOOKS LIKE ONE!!
Only 20 more to make.....sigh!


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011 01:31:25 AM »

Well sugar! It looks like a real rose.
What will you be using them for?
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011 03:42:49 AM »

Wow, it is amazing!
It looks so much like a real rose that it is hard to believe you made it with your own hands.
This rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011 03:53:15 AM »

whoa. that is wicked. well done. thats a hidden talent you got there considering its your first! nice one
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011 04:48:33 AM »

Thanks everyone.  Cheesy
I have a four tier wedding cake to do for the end of April. The bride wants blue lillies and white roses. I have already made the lillies (I posted a pic on craftster) and now I have to make the roses. About 20 of them.

Gumpaste is a mix of pure icing sugar (confectioners sugar) and a gum like tylose or gum tragacanth - other ingredients change depending on the recipe you use. Some use gelatin; some also use egg white. But basically what you're after is a firm paste that you can roll so thin you can see writing through it, and then you cut your petals out. There's a HEAP of tutorials on youtube on how to make these.
You can also make them out of cold porcelain.
Alan Dunn is a sugarcraft expert and makes THE MOST AMAZING roses! I wanted to be able to make them the way he does, so people have to ask "Is that real?"
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011 05:23:27 AM »

Looks great, Ozgirl42! So realistic! I can't wait to see the finished bouquet cake.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011 11:56:14 AM »

beautiful work. i bet the cake will look amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011 07:00:00 PM »

No way! This looks EXACTLY like a rose!

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011 10:18:51 PM »

That is probably one of the best gumpaste roses I have ever seen. Wonderful job! I would let u make my cake any day.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011 10:41:52 PM »

Great job!  I would have said it was real if you hadn't said otherwise  Grin
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