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Make sure the gumpaste or fondant is rolled thin to where you can almost see through it. This usually helps the gumpaste/fondant to ruffled when using a ball tool. I've tried making both of these flowers. The plumerias requires a slightly thicker petal, the hibiscus requires a thinner petal. I use a manual pasta machine to roll mine out. HTH.
I usually roll my gumpaste up to the setting of 5 or 6 with a manual, not sure about a Kitchenaid, still working my way to getting that baby! HTH
I've tried the Wilton Color Mist Spray - Black on chocolate clay for posts for a wrestling cake. It didn't color very well. The only success so far was red on fondant roses. With this spray you have to spray a coat, let dry, then spray again otherwise if you spray too much it will have a spotty or blotchy appearance. Test a sample piece of fondant before attempting on your cake to see if there is a possibility that it could work. Oops forgot I did spray other colors on...
Before I had discovered CC and all of it's wonderful resources, I only knew about Wilton products. I pretty much have tried quite a few of their cake tier sets. I later found while surfing the internet( favorite thing to do), I came across cake deco.com and saw the Coast Cake tier set. At that time, I had a cake that I designed for my God Daughter's Wedding, so I gave it a try:  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1247911/castle-of-joy. Later, while reading all of the wealth of...
Try typing in the other name ( phalaenopsis orchid) for moth orchids when searching for tutorials or templates. I used this website to make my flowers 2 weeks ago, except I didn't use wires. I hand cut out the petals and orchid throat. I used Wilton flower formers to dry them on and painted them with purple luster dust mixed with lemon extract, along with Wilton golden yellow gel color mixed with lemon extract. Also I took apart a silk moth orchid and made the template...
chilz822 thanks for the templates. I just made some Moth orchids for my Daughter's Prom recently. I just hand cut out some gumpaste using a template sort of like what chilz822 has. I went on youtube and a website to see how they were made. I'm still learning how to make these.  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2324037/my-1st-moth-orchids
I had a last minute cake to do for my daughter's High School Class 2 weeks ago. At first I was using Wilton Spray Mist - green. When I went to use it, it just splattered color, couldn't get it to work, so I took some lemon extract and Wilton leaf green gel, mixed both in one of my Paasche airbrush bottles. I was desperate. I was amazed that it worked. I read this some where here on CC. I have a beginner Paasche Airbrush (Hob. Lob). I'm not advanced with airbrushing, but...
The answer is yes, yes, yes! I have found that adding fondant strips to chilled BC cakes limits "smushing" or messing up the surface of the BC cake. I have several cakes that I've added fondant strips or decorations on BC cakes. HTH
Can you use this old Wilton Recipe for Pulled Sugar:3/4 cup water3 cups granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar"Bring water to a boil, add dry ingredients and mix well. Cook quickly to 312 degrees washing batch down with a brush and warm water three times while cooking to eliminate crystals on side of pan. Do not stir while cooking. Remove from heat and pour on greased marble or porcelain or Formica or even a large cookie sheet. When batch reaches 312 degrees remove...
Depending on what I'm making, I have order the ones with the wires if I'm making a spray or twisting a few together for filler flowers between large flowers. I've also order flowers without wires to just stick directly on cakes as well. If they have wires I use coffee stirrers, Wilton flower spikes or straws to attach to cakes so the wires never touch the cake. HTH
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