Help! begginer with marzipan!!
Posted: 04 March 2009 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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hi im new here my name is diana and im a beginner with marzipan!!

i’m wanting to make some roses with marzipan to sell, i have a picture to show what i would like it to be but im having trouble knowing how to put the stem???

im having trouble finding information about the stem how to add it and what its made of and was wondering if anyone here could help me with some steps? if you so kindly please help me id be very grateful!

http://www.dulceaustral.cl/assets/images/productos/entrelagos/rosas-de-mazapan-hi.jpg

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/47792/normal_100_1409.jpg

these are the roses but im quiet unsure how to put the stem downer  confused

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Posted: 04 March 2009 07:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you are making the rose on a wire, you can wrap the wire around a very thick gauge wire you’d find at craft stores.  The wire is usually wrapped with a paper-type wrapper.  It’s very thick - about a quarter of an inch - but you can still bend it if you need to.

Otherwise, you’re building the cone of the rose into the wire (make sure to put a small hook on the end of the wire so the flower/cone doesn’t come off) and applying the petals by sliding them down the wire.  When you’re done, you wipe off any the residue from sliding the marzipan or sugar paste down the length of the wire.

When I am making long stems for roses, calla lilies, gerbera daisies, I wrap the wire from the flower onto the heavy gauge wire.  Then I wrap the whole thing with the stretchy green florist tape.  You just wind the tape around the whole thing, starting at the top.  It’s not the smooth look of these already green wires from the pictures you linked to, but it’s close.

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Posted: 04 March 2009 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As always, Jeanne gives excellent advice!  Check out some gumpaste directions for very similar construction.

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Posted: 07 March 2009 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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wow thank u very much Jeanne very helpful!! grin  LOL  THANK U!! hugs & kisses!!

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