Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sugar Wednesdays

I seem to be posting more about cakes these days than sewing. And for sure Wednesday afternoons have been all about Sugar with my friend Verdie for several years now. And this Wednesday was no exception. We are working on a cake to celebrate the various groups that meet within an organization in June. Part of decoration will be clusters of "people", and here is the beginnings of that: We needed a couple of dozen rosebuds to decorate a "cut up" cake, and as I was preparing for that I decided to do a quick tutorial on how to make these cute little rosebuds.
  1. Roll either fondant or a mixture of fondant and gumpaste out fairly thinly and cut circles. These are about 1" in diameter. You need three circles. If the fondant is very soft, leave the circles to dry out a bit before moving on to the rolling up part.
  2. Use a paintbrush to moisten each circle with a little water.
  3. Lay each circle overlapping the next.
  4. Start rolling, fairly tightly.
  5. Roll to the end.
  6. Divide in half and neaten the ends. You get two rosebuds from each roll.
  7. They are so quick to do. These were done in less than 20minutes.
I also worked a bit more on the fuchsias, and added the next step to the fuchsia tutorial which is further back in my postings.


If you love making gumpaste flowers, please read about my new 

Gumpaste Flower Tutorials Booklet, available in booklet form or PDF. 
The tutorial covers four lovely flowers: Tulip, Daffodil, Lily of the Valley and Gardenia.  Check it out at my Etsy shop here 

1 comment:

Cakewhiz said...

Great tutorial! That is a much easier way to make rose buds than what i do. Thanks.