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Online directions/tutorials for tropical gumpaste flowers???

post #1 of 24
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Does anyone know of any links to some online tutorials on how to make tropical gumpaste flowers, like bird of paradise, ginger, heliconia, orchids, tropical leaves, etc.?

Id love to be able to make these for a party in a few months. icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 24
I don't know of any free on-line tutorials, but Nicholas Lodge has a wonderful DVD on tropical flowers for a very reasonable price. Global has it or you can buy direct from Nic at ISAC - just call their toll-free number. Check out

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=21831
post #3 of 24
Have you tried youtube yet?
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
I really cant buy anything right now unfortunatly. Ill check out youtube. i didnt think of that. Thanks guys. icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 24
Let us know if you find anything good on youtube!
post #6 of 24
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Ive been looking and havent really found anything. You Tube seems to have mostly previews of videos you can buy. I saw a collection of 3 videos on tropical gumpaste flowers for nearly $300! YEAH.....RIGHT!!!! Ok well they were beautiful, but I cant see spending $100 a DVD. Its not like its a live class where you can interact with the teacher.

Anyway, no I didnt find what I was looking for...in videos or articles. Im still looking. icon_sad.gif
post #7 of 24
Ummm, you are asking for quick, freebie YouTube videos on how to make complex and delicate gumpaste flowers? That is totally unrealistic. Gumpaste is an expensive craft to get started with, because you buy specialized cutters and veiners and other things like stamens, floral wire, celpins, celboards, ball tools, petal dusts...etc etc.

Buying a Nicholas Lodge DVD as the other poster advised is your best bet. A month ago, I just purchased several of his DVD's, including the Tropical Flowers DVD which teaches all of the flowers you mentioned, plus all of the cutters and veiners to make the flowers on that one DVD for about $300.

You wanna play, you gotta pay. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 24
There is no harm in asking is there?
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by manoras

There is no harm in asking is there?



There is no harm in asking!..That's why this is CC.... thumbs_up.gif
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Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
http://designmeacakeblog.blogspot.com/
Check my Gumpaste Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my new Blooms and Vines DVD!



Thanks Edna
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Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
http://designmeacakeblog.blogspot.com/
Check my Gumpaste Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my new Blooms and Vines DVD!



Thanks Edna
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post #10 of 24
You can check your local library if they have anything there. icon_wink.gif
post #11 of 24
I don't know if this is what you are looking for but here is one on making a plumeria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03-WoYJafk

Here's another one for a hibiscus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyHClJ48RA&feature=PlayList&p=C91FD1D086F2A6E9&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=34

She does use a mold for the hibiscus petals, but I'm sure you can improvise to begin with. If I find anymore, I'll post them for you.

Edited to add Hibiscus.
post #12 of 24
Ok...here's another one for orchids. If you look to the right on the youTube page, I think this one is in 3 parts.

I didn't watch all 3 videos but the first one is pretty grainy. You can get the idea of what she is doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb8dm0W2bCE

Hope these help you out a bit.
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys.

I wasnt trying to give the impression that I was cheap, BTW. lol. Im broke, there is a difference.

Besides, the internet is a wealth of information and you never know what people have posted to share with the world. I just didnt know if there were good sites with instructions, but looking into it more I see most people want you to pay for their ideas...which is ok...but I know there is lots of public information out there and I just hoped someone knew of some website that could help me.

I hope I didnt offend anyone by my comment about the DVD's. Im sure they are great, but I have a car payment to make. icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 24
You didn't say anything that was offensive! icon_smile.gif

Professionals make videos and sell them. When you buy their DVD, you are essentially getting professional instruction for super-cheap. Sure, there are lots of videos on the internet, but there is a difference in the quality of instruction due to the length of time involved in creating beautiful, botanically-correct, complex flowers.

Getting started with quick, basic instructions that you find online is a good place to start. thumbs_up.gif
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post #15 of 24
Might want to try seeing if you can rent any of the videos with netflix or something. I know the Wilton gumpaste flower kit has instructions for making orchids but nothing else tropical. It comes with the cutters for it and various other flowers too.
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