Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
It was a good start to our new season and members were pleased that most meetings will be in the form of a workshop and will be hands-on.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting. Diane Matheson
P.S. Formatting in this programme is difficult, it runs everything together, so that's why there are dots in between the executive positions, and flowers between the paragraphs.
P.P.S If anyone knows Bibi Mohamed, could you let her know about the meeting. Her e-mail bounced back.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
PS.......Just noticed that this is my 99th blog!!! Can't believe it actually. So, I would like to give a nice prize to a winner that will be drawn randomly from those who leave a message on this post.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
After that we decided to try making a flower that neither of us had tried before. It was pictured on a wedding cake in one of our books, no name, no instructions. We thought it was a gardenia, but it turned out to be frangipani.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make this flower:
I used an orchid petal cutter. The petals are quite waxy, so roll the gum paste out fairly thickly. Tool the edge just slightly.
Fold the petals in half and slightly twist them.
Brush a little water on the bottom on each petal and layer them, one on top of the other. Fold the two outside petals around to join.
Adjust petals, and pinch off any excess paste from bottom. At this point you can push a moistened hooked wire into the bottom of the flower. Here are our first attempts. When they have dried, we'll dust the middles cream and steam them to give a nice sheen. These are without wire so will be attached to a cake with royal icing.