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Newbie gumpaste flowers

February 27, 2009

Yes, my first time making gumpste flowers and working with this medium.   I watched several tutorials on YouTube but this is definitely a hands on learning experience.  Here is one of my favorites tutorials:

There are actually a series of them to watch from making a rose bud to storing your gumpaste flowers.  I love how they make it look so easy but in fact it is a pain in the arse!  My best words of advice – patience, practice and have fun!

Ok, so far I’ve made two roses.  They are both different from in each other in a way that one looks more modern and the other more traditional.  What do you think?

My first ever gumpaste flowers

My first ever gumpaste flowers

Now here’s a closer look at the modern style rose.  I dusted some luster on top of it. 

Modern flower

Modern flower

 It kind of resembles this Chanel pin that is to die for.  Maybe I should wear it? 

Chanel pin

Chanel pin

Dear John,

February 9, 2009

…Galliano that is.  You are the epitome of cool.

 

Not only have I been inspired to do my competition cake by one of his dresses from the Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture Collection, but also by his motivation as a creative person despite the recession.  Here are his words:

“There’s a credit crunch, not a creative crunch. Of course, everyone is being more careful with their discretionary purchases. I am. But it’s our job to make people dream, and to provide the value in quality, cut, and imagination.”

 

It’s refreshing to hear something positive in the creative field. No wonder he’s so good at what he does! Check out the full article and slideshow here. So the dress that caught my eye is the one below. 

 

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2009

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2009

The color really got me.   I just absolutely have to do a yellow cake.   Plus, I love the ruffles.   This dress will definitely serve as a starting point for me.