Originally Posted by Sherryb
Does anyone know how to make a really big fondant rose?
When you mean big..how big? If you want a rose that can be made really huge, make an open rose..with stamens in the centre.
gosh i'm trying to think how to describe it... ok here it goes...
make rose petals in groups of 5 in increasing sizes. the more sizes and larger the petal the larger the rose. place each petal on the inside of a spoon..you'll need different sizes according to the petal size. when you lay the petal on the spoon, gently push back the tip of the petals over the spoon. do all these petals and try to dry them a bit. then with a shallow small rounded dish, place a square cut out of plastic ( or i guess wax paper) and place a dollop of royal icing on that. Then with your five largest petals place their points on this dollop. this is the outside petals of the open rose. then repeat with the next smaller 5 petals - dollop of icing first. until you get to the smallest of your 5 petals, you can curve these a bit. the last dollop of royal icing will hold a bunch of short stamens. just push a few stamens into the royal icing.
I wish I had a picture of this but I don't. I'll try to do one and show you using photos. I find it much easier with visuals...but it won't be so soon because i'm tied up for the next week.
hope the instructions are clear enough.