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How to make Gelatin Bows & Flowers

post #1 of 881
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Hi all,
I have been summoned in to give a quick tutorial after the bow was posted yesterday. I'll give you a quick overview at this point (I have a TON of cake orders this weekend, so this is all I have time for right now - sorry...)

I have added a photo of the flowers, and Cindy posted a bow yesterday...

Basically, you mix 2 1/2 parts water and 1 part gelatin (unflavored - like Knox... NOT Jello! icon_smile.gif ) Warm in microwave, then let sit 5-10 minutes to allow the scum to raise to the top. Peel the scum off (photo below) then gelatin is ready to use (you'll need to rewarm to liquify at this point.)

Brush onto veining or texture sheet and let it sit for 3-5 hours... gelatin will release itself when it's completely dry. Once dry, you can cut w/ regular scissors, scrapbooking scissors, etc... For the bows, cut into strips, then use a small drop of gelatin to attach together. Add a paperclip to hold together 10-15 minutes until set, then they're done. To form the bow, place a quarter size bit of warm gelatin mix on a plate or pc of plastic... add the bows as you would assemble a g/p or fondant bow. Let the first layer set up, then add more warm gelatin in the center and add remaining bow loops.

I have a photo below of one of our texture sheets and showing the bow strips being cut.

Thanks!
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Gelatin Flower Veining Sheets - www.cakeconnection.com

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Gelatin Flower Veining Sheets - www.cakeconnection.com

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post #2 of 881
THANK YOU SOO MUCH DI!!!

I have literally over 200 requests for this info, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you posting this for everyone.

AND I still want one of the first copies of the book!! thumbs_up.gif

Here is the link to my bow that I posted yesterday (that got all the buzz going!!)

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1362188
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post #3 of 881
Thank you for sharing! I visited your website this morning and am eager to order your flower and butterfly sheets. I can't wait for you to get them back in stock. Also, I would love to know when your book is released! Please post a message here for all of us here at CC.
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post #4 of 881
Thank you so much for posting instructions. I can't wait for your book to come out. I want it all of the texture sheets. Do you have a waiting list or pre-order for the book?
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post #5 of 881
Thanks so much thumbs_up.gif

Now I'm kicking myself cause I had the opportunity to take their class at ICES this summer and picked a different one. icon_cry.gif

Hopefully there will be a demo at night of sharing.

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post #6 of 881
Di,
Thank you so much for taking the time and for sharing this great technique. All of us who wanted to know how to do this here on CC are so appreciative of your generosity to share this with us. What a a great bow! We are looking forward to your book - please let us know when we can get a copy.

Thank you!
post #7 of 881
Thank you SO much for posting this information! I love the butterflies and the flowers! I will definitely be trying this technique!
And yes, please let us know when the book comes out!

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post #8 of 881
How do you color the gelatin?
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post #9 of 881
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

THANK YOU SOO MUCH DI!!!

I have literally over 200 requests for this info, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you posting this for everyone.

AND I still want one of the first copies of the book!! thumbs_up.gif



Oh no you don't -- I get the first copy!! icon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 881
Thank you so much! I can't wait until you get the sheets back in stock again! What am I supposed to do until then? lol
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post #11 of 881
Wow, thanks!

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post #12 of 881
Must.. have... butterfly... sheets.
Is there no end to my cake supply addiction!!!!!!!!
post #13 of 881
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Originally Posted by Peridot

Di,
Thank you so much for taking the time and for sharing this great technique. All of us who wanted to know how to do this here on CC are so appreciative of your generosity to share this with us. What a a great bow! We are looking forward to your book - please let us know when we can get a copy.

Thank you!



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post #14 of 881
Thread Starter 
You guys are funny! Guess I should've posted this here sooner to help w/ slow season... (seriously, I'm excited to show ppl all this new stuff we've come up with, but don't want to seem like I'm just doing it to push sales so that's why I hadn't posted anything b4.)

To color the gelatin (sorry, that was a main point I missed! OOPS!) - just use airbrush colors, or gel paste colors (like Americolor). You can add this to the water before mixing, or after dissolved. If you only have paste or pwd colors, then dissolve that in your water first to make sure it's not grainy when you add in the gelatin.

Now I'm off to the kitchen!

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Gelatin Flower Veining Sheets - www.cakeconnection.com

Michigan ICES Info - www.michiganices.com
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Gelatin Flower Veining Sheets - www.cakeconnection.com

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post #15 of 881
Love those butterflies!!! Got to get those sheets !!!!
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