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Making Indian Paintbrush?

post #1 of 12
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Would anybody have a suggestion on making Indian Paintbrush to cascade on a wedding cake? A bride wants bluebonnets and paintbrush. Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 12
Not sure what you are asking and I don't exactly know what an "Indian Paintbrush" is and how it differs from a regular paintbrush. Maybe you could be more specific and someone here can help! thumbs_up.gif
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post #3 of 12
Found a pic of it but not sure I can help. icon_confused.gif Maybe someone else can when they see the pic.

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post #4 of 12
More info:

It is characterized by it's spikelike flower cluster, which resemble a crude brush that has been dipped in paint. Most species range from a yellow orange to crimson color. It is a perennial growing 15 to 60 cm high. It is an inflorescence with alternate leaves. The flowers bloom in early spring and often remain in full color throughout the summer.

Never heard of it before. Learn something new every day.

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post #5 of 12
Cool! Thanks for posting that info! I just hate to see a post go unanswered!
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post #6 of 12
Mac,

Paintbrush grows wild in Texas as do the bluebonnets. I'm in Austin but am not experienced enough to tell you how to do them. I have instructions on how to do gumpaste bluebonnets (quite involved). Let me know if you want me to send that. Otherwise, I know there are a lot of "cakecentralers" from TX so maybe they can be of more help.

Sorry I'm not more help.
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post #7 of 12
I grew up in Texas so I know what they are but I have never made anything like that. Are you trying to make them out of fondant/gumpaste or could they be buttercream?

I would think you could do a buttercream version by piping stems and leaves and then a cluster of red/orange using a tip 101 or 102 to create the petals.

How are you making the bluebonnets? I have seen instructions for making fondant bluebonnets that looked very complicated. I could not even understand the instructions if I wanted to attempt to make them!

Cindy
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Some "cake-arators" sent me some pics of BC bluebonnets. And the bride wants BC flowers so I will do them as posted by crp7. Thanks for all the suggestions. I did find a couple of silk ones at Wally World.
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post #9 of 12
Good Luck. I hope that works for you. Be sure to post a picture when you have one.

Would you mind sharing how you do the BC bluebonnets? Living in Texas, I am sure I will find an opportunity to make some.

Cindy
post #10 of 12
I'd love to know how to make buttercream bluebonnets too. Thanks!
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post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey guys--
Well, I got the cake finished (exactly 20 minutes before the wedding party was to arrive at the reception). And the cake actually looked better than I thought it would--but--I forgot my camera. I asked the photographer to be sure and get a good picture of the cake. I will send a pic of some bluebonnets that I made with BC-tomorrow--I am exhausted and going to bed early (for me).

I made the bluebonnets with tip 102 (couldn't find my 104 at the reception hall) and the Indian paintbrush with tip 101.
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post #12 of 12
I want to see this picture. I love bluebonnets and paint brushes.
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