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Gumpaste Poinsettia flower without cutters?

post #1 of 17
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I need to make a gumpaste poinsettia flower but i dont the cutters it requires. Can anyone help me pls?
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post #2 of 17
Do you have any leave cutters? When I made mine I actually used various leave and petal cutters. I know I used the Wilton leaf cutters, and then the larger ones were either from a lily or peony set I think.
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post #3 of 17
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yes..i have a tulip leaf cutter and rose leaves cutters and also a holy leaf and ivy leaf cutter. Anyway, i wish you could tell if those cutters would work, and if so how can i put the leaves together. Thanks.
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post #4 of 17
Maybe you need to invest in poinsettia cutters if you want to have a realistic looking flower. Go to Global Sugar and look up their Poinsettia Cutters and see which cutters that you have come closet to what are shown.
post #5 of 17
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Yes. i have seen many cutters but the problem is that i will only be making this flower once for this occasion, so i dont think its worth buying a whole set just for this. icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 17
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1296927

These are the ones I did. I did each leaf on a wire then wired them all together.

I want to say Loucinda did some as well. Let me look up hers and see if she stated what she used.
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post #8 of 17
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Wow these look amazing, i wish i could do ones like these.
I think ill use the tulip cutter but the problem is that it needs two sizes and i only have one icon_sad.gif And i guess it will need alot of wires for each leaf and the centers.
Anyway thanks alot for youre help icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 17
You can always trim off the bottom of one of the cutters to make them shorter?
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post #10 of 17
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Theyre plastic, how can i trim them?
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post #11 of 17
Have you checked any cake decorating books? Sometimes they have a template (and instructions) that you could use. I'm looking to see if any of mine have anything...
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post #12 of 17
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I wish- but the only cake decorating book about FLOWERS i have is the wiltons one and doesnt have any templates nor how to make a ponisettia.
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post #13 of 17
I found a template and instructions in one of my books! Mary Ford Decorative Sugar Flowers For Cakes has step-by-step instructions and a template of the red and green bracts of the poinsettia. There may also be some templates on line that you can print out, cut out, and use.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by cakeastic

Theyre plastic, how can i trim them?



I mean trim the gumpaste, not the actually cutter.

You can search for gumpaste cutters online and use the pictures to create templates. But that because bothersome when you have alot of petals to do. I'd just look at the basic shape of the petals and see what shapes you have that would be close. Unless you are entering a competion, they don't have to be exactly like the real ones. And if you want to make small ones, the Wilton leaf cutters would be a starting point. I used them for teh smaller three sets of petals in mine.
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post #15 of 17
I have a heavy plastic poinsettia that took apart. The veining in the petals and the shape of the petals were perfect to use as a mold. I did have a cutter about the right size, but you could use an exacto knife to cut out the petal shapes, then use your fingers to press on the plastic petals [ well actually they are the leaves and the center parts are the flower] and let them dry right on the petals. You can carefully insert the wire, or do them without if your going to just place them on a cake. My plastic flower is a treasure since most of the artificial flowers you see now are fabric and will not make an impression on the gumpaste or fondant like the good ol' plastic ones!
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