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Gumpaste Dahlia instructions/tutorial - anyone?

post #1 of 14
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Hi,

Can anyone help me with a resource for gumpaste Dahlia instructions? None of my books have them - I think I can make it work with the various cutters I have, but I'm hoping someone has some pointers?

I'm taking one apart from my garden as we speak...

Thanks!

Jen N
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bumping you up....I'd love to know too!
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Bump. No replies yet? I would love to know too. icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 14
Hi, I did a course on Dahlia's and you will be able to see the flower in my profile. It is hard to explain how I did it but will do my best. We used different sized single petal daisy cutters. Start by making a cone shape, making sure it is smaller than the smallest daisy cutter. Using the smallest cutter, cut around 9 petals and wrap around the cone, overlapping them, having them quite closed at the tip as not to see the cone. Do 2 layers of this. Then use the 2nd size cutter and do the same as above, attaching them in between the first layer. Continue with this method until you come to use the largest cutter. For this you need to attach each petal to a 26g wire and attach them to the rest of the flower. For the largest cutter, you could probably use 14 petals per layer. I hope this helps and make some sense.
post #5 of 14
I made one and did it petal by petal. With every row you make the petals a little longer and wider at the rounded tip. I hung it upside down in between gluing petals on. Next time I make one I want to make the dinner plate variety and have it at the stage post full bloom so the petals are have more character. I love the spider dahlias. Those petals are super super thin.
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post #6 of 14
sadsmile, that's gorgeous!

I've no instructions but curiousity made me look up images...how close to perfection can a flower be???

http://www.abekleinfeld.com/images/Pic%20of%20Day/Dahlia%20POD%2010-01.jpg

http://www.dahlia.org/guide/welcome.jpg
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post #7 of 14
Yeah dahlias are so gorgeous and there are so many varieties!
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post #8 of 14
Wilton gives really good instructions on those I think....
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by jamiekwebb

Wilton gives really good instructions on those I think....



I agree, I'm taking a course and we are using the Wilton Flower cutters and the book that is comes with, this is one of the last flowers. I haven't tried it yet but the instructions seem easy to follow.
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post #10 of 14
they aren't hard... I have made a few.
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post #11 of 14
I know its just a mold.. but I think I think it will serve the purpose I'm needing a dahlia for and since I have to make lots of them for a wedding cake.. it makes it faster!
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=19074&name=Large%20Dahlia%20Mold%20%28NM-071%29%20by%20Sunflower%20Sugar%20Art
post #12 of 14
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #13 of 14
This is a picture tutorial that was posted by awatterson on cake central under "sketches, patterns and templates".

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1810888

Instructions are also posted with the picture. HTH... icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 14
Oh, I guess we posted at the same time bob! icon_lol.gif
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