Well, we finally are ready to take our gumpaste roses to fully open from open rose (the fourth stage). In the spray above I have one bud, 2 partially open roses, 4 open roses, and 3 fully open roses. To achieve a realistic fully open rose I will show you how to wire the last 7 to 9 petals on your open rose. I have found by wiring the petals the rose is not only a realistic, but is stronger and easier to handle. Generally, I would have petal dusted the rose after the wired petals were added before the calyx, however due to the deep intense colour of the the Black Magic Rose I petal dusted as each stage was completed.
An open rose is quite pretty, it is not necessary to take your rose to this final stage of fully open, but it does take your spray from charming to bewitching and beautiful.
Both sprays are attractive, but the latter spray has a WOW factor! Imagine the second spray on a late fall wedding cake.
The Sugar Rose Video Series 4: The Fully Open Rose:
- 20,28, and 26 gauge white wire, cut into thirds
- 26 gauge green wire, cut into thirds
- Rose petal cutters, Op # 1 to 3
- Rose leaf cutter, OP
- Calyx Cutter, OP & Jem
- Rose petal veiner, SKGI
- Spring fine scissors
- Half width nile green floral tape
- Dusting brushes
- Smooth ceramic too, HP
- Tap mat, ISAC
- Stay fresh mat
- Floral foam
- Foam pad, ISAC
- Dresden tool, OP or FMM
- Grove board
- Edible varnish
- Metal ball tool
- Fine nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Sugar paste rolling pin
- Pasta machine
- Plastic storage bag to keep sugar paste when not in use
- Plastic teaspoons
- Cocktail stick, or japanese tooth pick
- Mini rolling pin
- 26 gauge white wire
- Petal dusts
- Poppy red,Ck
- Ruby red, SF
- Cherry Red, CC
- Coal black,Ck
- Egg white or edible sugar glue
For the wired petals you will need a groove board and about 15 plastic teaspoons. You will only need 7 to 9 wired petals, but I like to create a few extra petals in case there is breakage.
You might find it helpful to petal dust the wire petals about 30 minutes after you have placed them on the spoons. The petals will still be pliable and if you need to slightly adjust the petals you will be able to.
Have all your materials and equipment ready.
For the entire Rose video bundle:
Video 1 – Gumpaste Roses-Creating the Rosebud Video..16.31 minutes
Video 2 – Gumpaste Roses-Rose in Transition Video..11.47 minutes
Video 3 – Gumpaste Roses-Open Rose Phase Video..20.15 minutes
Video 4 – Gumpaste Roses-Fully Opened Rose Phase Video..18.42 minutes
Video 5 – Gumpaste Roses-Calyx and RoseHip Video..10.35 minutes
We have finished all the stages of our rose, tomorrow I will share adding a bonus video the calyx and rose hip.
If you have any question please leave me a message and I will do my best to help. I would love to see and post your wonderful roses if you would like to share them with me!