Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sugar Roses


I have made gumpaste Roses before but I have never made the gumpaste myself for fear that it was too complicated and that it wouldn't work. But I went to a new cake store and the owner gave me a recipe that she swore works every time. And it did. I also watched an online tutorial from a british lady and she had some great advise. A lot of the time I have to figure things out on my own because I am not a trained pastry chef so it's nice that there are very specific instructions out there, you just have to know where to look. If you like learning about cake stuff cakejournal.com is a great place to go.


Here are some red roses I did this week for a cake and I loved them Roses are not my personal favorite flower they can be kind of grandma-ish especially if you work for Wilton, But I have a new love for them they really are a classic and beautiful flower even if they are a bit overused.

9 comments:

Lori said...

Those turned out beautifully! Well, done!

Samantha said...

They are so pretty!! Great job! I think you are probably more talented than Tim!

mtjensen said...

I love it!! You did a great job! Just love near us when Alyssa gets married so you can do her cake! Do you think I am getting ahead of myself??

dontnoy said...

Well done, they are beautiful.

mtjensen you are so getting ahead of yourself, but I agree with you for Lindsey.

Zana said...

I agree...those look more classic & not grandma'ish. Very fun.

devinandamie said...

those are amazing. i agree with every word about roses, even the new appreciation for them! i am going to tell my sister to come look at your gum paste roses. she will LOVE them.

Kiersten said...

Those are gorgeous, Carrie! You are such an artist.

Melanie said...

You are so talented! :) I love your blog. You will have to visit mine as well. We moved to northern California so the last few months since I have talked to you have been crazy. We need to keep in touch though!

Me said...

do we get to eat these at Presidency Meeting tomorrow? I feel hungry already.
Rebecca