I need to make glady sprays from my nannas 85th birthday cake and I can't seem to get it right. Any ideas?????
Sugar Gladioli - HELP?!
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Where did you get stuck? Finding a pattern, or in the actual assembly?
You will need only one petal cutter or even just a petal template, but you will need florist tape and stiff wire (coat hanger OK) for the long stem that "makes" that flower real.
Each six-petal flower needs to be assembled onto a lightweight piece of wire with the stamens for the centre. You do not need to wire each petal. Make some buds with 1-2 coloured petals with a green circle rolled around them, and some with just a green circle. Making all of these smaller than life sized will still look very realistic.
Then the flowers and buds are taped into the long stem starting from the top down. Look at a photo of a real stem as you work.