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chalk or petal dust for gumpaste flowers????

I was wondering if anyone  is purchasing petal dust to use on their gumpaste flowers, the price for the petal dust is so high and you get a very small amount.  I decided to purchase some non-toxic chalk from an online cake supplier, it was still very expensive, so my next great idea,lol, was to go to Michaels craft store and purchase Soft Artist chalk Pastels, they are non-toxic and for only $5.00 for a box of 36 plus coupon they are a steal. I used them to dust these flowers: I think the…


Added by monica murphy on January 11, 2012 at 8:53pm — 4 Comments

Gumpaste Gardenia tutorial Part 3

cut three more petals from the larger size cutter add gum glue to the bottom have portion and adhere them to the flower, dont forget to soften the ends, u can curl up one end of one of the petals for a natural look, let dry.





Added by monica murphy on January 3, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Gumpaste Gardenia Tutorial part 1

 this is the gardenia taught in this tutorial


tools needed, needle nose pliers, celcakes,white floral wire,white floral tape,brush,gumpaste,gum glue,board,small roller and yellow petal dust.




Added by monica murphy on January 3, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Gumpaste Gardenia tutorial Part 2

next i cut three of the smaller petals from the wilton large rose cutter, use whatever  cutter you have that looks like this shape. there are over 250 different varities of gardenia, the shapes of the petals are endless so you can get away with using similar cutters if you dont have the gardenia cutters. Once the petals are cut u wanna use your ball tool and soften the…


Added by monica murphy on January 3, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

how to make a tutorial?

I have made a tutorial on two different types of gumpaste Gardenia, but i do not know how to put it up on the website, i could only find,Video, i dont have a video. I took step by step pictures of the making of both different gardenias. Is it possible for me to upload them this was and to add content to each step?

Added by monica murphy on January 2, 2012 at 10:34pm — 5 Comments


Does anyone use a food dehydrator to dry gumpaste flowers? I made some pariot tulips that wouldnt dry after several days, so i thought it would be a good idea to get one. If anyone has any info on which one to get it would be appreciated.

Added by monica murphy on July 23, 2011 at 11:44pm — 3 Comments

sanding sugars & edible diamonds

Has anyone had experience with sanding sugars and edible diamonds on cakes? Iam making a wedding cake for december,and the fondant has to be covered with sanding sugar (white) and i will be adding the edible diamonds on the lace effects. My biggest concern is how to apply the sanding sugars & the edible diamonds? I wouldnt want them falling off.

Added by monica murphy on October 17, 2010 at 11:55am — 6 Comments

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