Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Frilly SugarTulip

Some of the visitors to my blog who came for the Gumpaste Tulip Tutorial have asked how to make a frilly tulip.  For the red tulip featured in my tutorial I used the cutter on the bottom left with the quarter inside (to show the size).  For this white tulip I used the smaller cutter on the top left.  After the paste was cut I used the scalloped cutter on the top of the petal and a little way down the sides.  Then I used the ball tool and frilled them well.  I followed the same steps as in the other tutorial, taping the centre stamens together, then the inside three smaller petals, and lastly the outside larger petals, one at a time to keep them in place.  Then it was dusted with pale green on the edges of the petals and at the base, and after that I steamed the flower.
 

11 comments:

Ann Flowers said...

Most beautiful Tulip. This is my all time favorite flower!!!!

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Plays with Needles said...

Diane, this is just over-the-top stunningly beautiful...Martha Stewart would hire you, my friend!

rukni said...

hi Diane this is very beautiful. I have a problem with my sugar paste. it seem to be very dry and no elastic in it.I used 5 tsps gum powder 3 tsps gelatine and one egg white for 500g icing sugar.once it is mixed it looks all right but when kept in the fridge for 24 hours it crumbles! As always I come to you for help Please help me.
many thanks
rukni from uk

Diane said...

Hi rukni
I'm not at home until the 25th March. I'll post my gumpaste recipe here then for you. I don't use egg. My recipe has icing sugar, tylose (gum powder), water, gelatine and glucose. It sounds quite different from yours.

rukni said...

thanks Diane Im looking forward for it. my e mail is mehdi_harees.co.uk if you need it.

rukni said...

thanks Diane Im looking forward for it. my e mail is mehdi_harees@yahoo .co.uk if you need it.

Nur said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for the great tutorial. I've been looking for such tutorial. You've helped.Nur

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane, I just found your site and am so grateful.In 1998 I got remarried and had my flowers DRIED (got talked into it) and they are ruined.I had gardenias and they turned black, the lavender roses darker than they were and all others just awful. What a waste of money!! Do you have a tutorial on gardenia's and statis(SP ?)Also do you have a book or know of a good book that teaches this technique? I'm going to learn off your site but I also need a book. I'm disabled and I can't sit at my computer and learn. Your wonderful, and I agree with Play with Needles- YOU ARE GIFTED and Wonderful to share with us. (should be more like you YOU!) again many thanks! Victoria

Anonymous said...

Can you tell how to make a parrot tulip out of fondant or royal icing to top a cupcake by any chance or a website where i may find that.

Diane said...

This is in answer to the previous comment about making a parrot tulip from fondant or royal icing. Fondant is soft and would not keep it's shape. You could add some tylose/gum trag to stiffen it up, but you would be better to use gum paste.

Norma said...

Hi Diane. I have a question about where you got your cutters for the tulips (the frilly cutter, too). I haven't seen those shapes at any of the places I usually purchase cutters. You can email me at nbdillon07@comcast.net. Thanks for the info. I love your tutorial. Makes it so easy and fun!