About 3 evenings of making roses and watching Dexter ( I am done with season 2 by the way, and yes, you are getting quite blood-thirsty after about 300 petals :) ).
Here are step-by-step pictures and some quick explanations on how to get the flowers done - just in case someone loves Dexter as well, or may be for the case when I get old and crazy and forget some sugarcraft techniques.
We start with the gumpaste - here is a big chunk of it
I usually don't go superfancy and use the recipe on the Wilton Gum-Tex box. Keep it covered at all times - dries very fast.
Then we need some wire - I used gauge 24 for the roses, as they are quite heavy - make a little hoop on the top
Then we take a little piece of gumpaste - about the size of filbert - and shape it as a raindrop - our base for the rose is ready. Dip the wire hoop in the water and insert it in t
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