Gladiola Fondant Flowers

by Kimmy
(New Zealand.)



Hi Everyone,


I am very proud of this cake, not because of the finish so much as the fact I wanted to give up but stuck to it.

A lady came to me and asked for a 30th Anniversary cake. She wanted a violet cow…..don’t ask I don’t know the answer to that little gem. She also wanted gladioli fondant flowers. Before she had children, she used to grow them with her husband and it would mean a lot to her.

I said I would give anything a go, after all, you can find anything on the net these days right? Wrong! Not a single one. I found these strange cutters and a lesson on how to use them but they looked more like a Lilly. Now if things couldn’t get any worse I took a look at the variety that she grew. Wine and roses was the name and this really sent me into a tail spin. Ummmm wonder if she likes roses!

It took me 2 nights to work these flowers out. I ended up making my own mould for the job. I made 3 once I had a flower I was happy with, allowed them to go hard and spent an evening studying pictures on google and getting the colouring right. I painted the centres and dusted the petals. I then used these 3 flowers as a guide for what worked and what didn’t.

There are two varieties’ of the wine and roses. A baby pink and a peachy pink, both are simply lovely to look at. The cake was picked up today and everyone was very pleased with the result. I was thrilled that I managed to work out a solution to the gladioli fondant flowers, well worth the effort in the end.

Kimmy NZ

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Jun 05, 2012
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Beatiful!!!
by: Lorelie

Kimmy how beautiful. You did an amazing job on those flowers. Thank you for sharing this with us. I believe it's a first of it's kind here at the website. Congratulations for sticking with it :-)

Jun 06, 2012
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Oh WOW!
by: madeitwithlove


Oh WOW! How clever are you!!! those gladdies are absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to know how you made the mould. Just AMMMazzzinG! And what a lovely story too, your lady must have been over the moon.

Jun 06, 2012
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Making a gladdie
by: Kimmy NZ

Hi,

If you would like to know how to make the gladioli then I could take some pictures. Might be best to put them on Lorelies' Facebook page. Let me know.

The mold is super easy and once you know how, you could adapt it for other flowers you wish to try.

Kimmy NZ

Jun 06, 2012
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Making a gladdie
by: Kimmy NZ

Hi,

If you would like to know how to make the gladioli then I could take some pictures. Might be best to put them on Lorelies' Facebook page. Let me know.

The mold is super easy and once you know how, you could adapt it for other flowers you wish to try.

Kimmy NZ

Jun 06, 2012
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Gladiola moulds
by: madeitwithlove

Hi Kimmy, I'd love to see some pictures, that is so generous of you, thank you very much. Wouldn't you first like to see if you could get them made to sell? You could make a some money out of them, after all I have never seen any thing like it else where. Or!!!!! an online tutorial would be good, yes? xx

Jun 06, 2012
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Pictures
by: Kimmy NZ

Hi again,

The molds aare nothing fancy just alot of work to find the right objects to make them. I only use Kitchen foil. The problem was, the gladdie is a cone shape and then the pettels fall back. I tryed a golf ball etc but it was to shallow. In the end I used an egg. That way you have a curved cone - perfect. Because you need alot of flowers you can make lots of them.

I will sit down later and make a tutorial. Not sure if Lorelie will want me to email it to her so she can put it here, but if not I will place it on FB.

Have a lovely day

Kimmy

Jun 10, 2012
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Glads
by: Lorelie

Hi you two. I somehow didn't see these posts until today. Roshan are you on facebook? I want to make sure that you had a chance to see the gladiola mold tutorial. Kimmy THANK YOU for the photos on the facebook page. It's fabulous :-)

Jun 10, 2012
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Gladiola fondant flower tutorial
by: madeitwithlove

I am sure Lorelie would be happy to have a tutorial of your gladdies, you only have to ask her. If you post it on face I won't be able to see it as I don't have FB account and don't want one! But whatever you decide to do, good luck and carry on with your lovely work

Jun 11, 2012
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I will do it!
by: Kimmy NZ

Hi again,

I will re-do the photo's - because my daughter helped me and her nail varnish looked terrible!! I only did the mould and found that the fondant couldn,t be seen in a photo so I stopped at the flower.

My hubby said he would help me do it properly. I will then send the info to lorelie and let her post it on here as she see's fit.

Kimmy NZ

Jun 11, 2012
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THANK YOU!!!!
by: Lorelie

Hi Kimmy, Thank you and your hubby and daughter. Looking forward to adding the tutorial for everyone to see. :-)

Jun 11, 2012
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Gladiola tutorial
by: madeitwithlove


Hi Kimmy

Thank you so much for going to all this trouble. Lorelie will, I know, present your tutorial in a very worthy way. You're a great gal! This might be the beginnings of a new vocation for you, let's hope so, 'cause I look forward to more!!

Best wishes to all of you,xx

May 13, 2013
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Fondant recipe?
by: ProudMomof2

Hi Kimmie,

Is there a link to the instructions and recipe for these flowers?

My dear sweet In-laws are having their 60th Anniversary in a month and I need to get going on this, as I just found out they were having a large two day gathering! I know it sounds over the top but they have volunteered ever since their grown children can remember and are a large part of the community. Everyone LOVES them because they are the most selfless people one could ever meet and the most sincere honest to goodness kind-hearted people out there.... So ... this is super special!

I didn't see the date that you originally posted this, but I PRAY you get this message soon!

TY



May 13, 2013
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Gum Paste Link
by: Lorelie

Hi Ty, Here is a recipe for Gum Paste. You could use fondant as well, but gumpaste dries harder, faster and you can roll it very thin. Hopefully Kimmie will respond about the directions for these amazing flowers. Gumpaste Recipe

May 13, 2013
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Tutorial
by: kimmy nz

Hi I took some photo's of how I made the mould and did intend to make a better set of pictures and the making of the flower. I have put the photo's on the facebook page. I will go back and write some information about the making of a flower - I do hope it helps. If you want to get to talk to personally then email me on kim@pickledninja.com

There is probably a facebook button on here somewhere - but if not, you will find Lorelie under wedding cakes for you.


May 14, 2013
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by: Lorelie

Hi Kimmie, Thanks for the response. Here is the link to your Facebook post with pics on making the Gladiola Mould

May 14, 2013
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repost
by: kimmy nz

I tried to find them to. So I reposted.

May 14, 2013
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I need to make these in fondant
by: Proudmomof2

Oh Ty so much and Bless your heart! I am going to begin testing some out today in gumpaste however I need to make these in fondant. So it will be quite a feat to get them thin enough.

I am determined though and I know I shall prevail with your advice and guidance!
God bless snd Thank you Ladies!!!
YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS TO ME!
I may need to contact you further at the email address. Thank you!
=)

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