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post #1 of 54
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What are the top techniques that you want to learn and or practice?

Could be a certain swirl on a cupcake, learning to use royal icing on a cookie, or a complex design on a cake.

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post #2 of 54
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For me it's:

1. Brush embroidery on cookies
2. Fondant on cookies
3. Playing with my gumpaste icon_smile.gif
4. Using my tappits
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post #3 of 54
I would like to learn to make flowers, bows, butterfiles etc out of the gelatin! They look amazing!!
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post #4 of 54
Flowers, flowers, flowers! I want to learn each and every one, then improve until I can belt them out in no time flat. :3
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I'd like to learn how to make more flowers and I'd like to learn how to make cool people characters. mine look awful! I have actually signed up for a class for characters, hopefully it helps!
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Originally Posted by docofthedead

I would like to learn to make flowers, bows, butterfiles etc out of the gelatin! They look amazing!!



Ooo, those are really neat!
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post #7 of 54
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Originally Posted by IvyCakes

Flowers, flowers, flowers! I want to learn each and every one, then improve until I can belt them out in no time flat. :3



Frosting or gumpaste? I want to make an anemone with gumpaste. Got all the supplies. Just gotta do it!
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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

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Originally Posted by IvyCakes

Flowers, flowers, flowers! I want to learn each and every one, then improve until I can belt them out in no time flat. :3



Frosting or gumpaste? I want to make an anemone with gumpaste. Got all the supplies. Just gotta do it!



Gumpaste! icon_biggrin.gif Only thing holding me back is stupid veiners... I told myself I'd do one flower a month, to focus myself and limit my spending. Then I got all caught up on realistic veiners and chickened out of purchasing anything. >_<

You need to stop procrastinating! *cracks whip* Then I can live vicariously through you and pretend I'm doing my own goals. icon_lol.gif
post #9 of 54
I don't get every veiner for every flower. That would just really add up. I have some general veiners like the rose petal veiner and the corn husk. They blend in the veins just as well.

I want to learn sugar blowing REALLY BAD! icon_biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by IvyCakes

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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

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Originally Posted by IvyCakes

Flowers, flowers, flowers! I want to learn each and every one, then improve until I can belt them out in no time flat. :3



Frosting or gumpaste? I want to make an anemone with gumpaste. Got all the supplies. Just gotta do it!



Gumpaste! icon_biggrin.gif Only thing holding me back is stupid veiners... I told myself I'd do one flower a month, to focus myself and limit my spending. Then I got all caught up on realistic veiners and chickened out of purchasing anything. >_<

You need to stop procrastinating! *cracks whip* Then I can live vicariously through you and pretend I'm doing my own goals. icon_lol.gif



Hahaha! you can practice without veiners. Someone experienced might disagree but I doubt they're necessary. A lady at a cake supply store said to use fake flower's from a craft store and press the gumpaste into it. Voila! Veining!
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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

I don't get every veiner for every flower. That would just really add up. I have some general veiners like the rose petal veiner and the corn husk. They blend in the veins just as well.

I want to learn sugar blowing REALLY BAD! icon_biggrin.gif



Oh yeah! And a corn husk!

Is sugar blowing like the sugar that look like glass?
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post #12 of 54
Ivycakes, I feel that veiners are what really give a flower realism. I have a few that I've purchased, but most of mine I've made using Make A Mold purchased at Michael's. I made them when the flower or leaf desired is in season and then I'd photograph them as reference to color and form. I keep the photo along with the mold in zip loc bags, labeled as to the variety.

As QTcakes said, so many of the veiners can be interchangeable. I just get caught up making them cause it is so much to have double-sided veiners at little cost.

Oh, and a corn husk is indispensable. One of my favorites.
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post #13 of 54
Ivycakes, I feel that veiners are what really give a flower realism. I have a few that I've purchased, but most of mine I've made using Make A Mold purchased at Michael's. I made them when the flower or leaf desired is in season and then I'd photograph them as reference to color and form. I keep the photo along with the mold in zip loc bags, labeled as to the variety.

As QTcakes said, so many of the veiners can be interchangeable. I just get caught up making them cause it is so much to have double-sided veiners at little cost.

Oh, and a corn husk is indispensable. One of my favorites.
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post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

I don't get every veiner for every flower. That would just really add up. I have some general veiners like the rose petal veiner and the corn husk. They blend in the veins just as well.

I want to learn sugar blowing REALLY BAD! icon_biggrin.gif



Are you saying you use a veiner to make a corn husk or you use a corn husk as a veiner? I've never heard of this, although it makes sense.
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