… just gearing up for another busy weekend and the last football game of the season. (My son is starting center – in the green, the player on the left that you can see looking right at the player across from him.) I know I’ve said this before, but I never thought I would be a football mom! The games are a lot of fun.
In other news, a few of you have asked that I show how to make the gum paste flowers. It’s difficult to do without everyone knowing the techniques. You really need to see it being done and I am sure I am not the best person to show you all. I’ve really only made the few kinds of flowers you see. That being said, I’m going to try to figure out how to show you all how to do it. I stopped making the roses this week so that if I can figure it out, I can show you each layer as it goes.
But I do have to say, it can be expensive. to start. To make a rose, you need 2 different sized wires, needle nose pliers, 3 to 5 different sized petal cutters, a calyx cutter, veiners, a roller, a ball tool, a pad, a board, leaf cutters, gum paste, egg whites, floral tape, and assorted colors and brushes. It also takes a time commitment. The rose takes about a week because in between each layer, you have to let it dry. Hands on time is maybe 5 minutes per layer, depending on how fast you work. Multiply that by the number of roses you need for a cake, and it is time consuming.
All that being said, if more than a couple of you are interested, I promise to try to figure out if I can show you how to do this on the computer.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!