Want to learn how to start making some flowers for your cake decorations? Let’s start with the calla lily! This flower is simple compared to other gum paste flowers and looks awesome too!
What you need:
- Gum Paste
- Calla Lily Former Set
- Typical Gum Paste Tools (Foams and Ball Tools)
- Roller with 1/8″ Purple Ring
- Gum Paste Glue
- Food Coloring: Green and Yellow (or yellow and green fondant)
- Wilton Round Cutter Set
- Yellow Sugar Sprinkles
The first step is to roll out the gum paste as thing as you can and use the heart shape cutter from your calla lily former set to cut out the gum paste.
Get your thin foam mat and place the heart shape gum paste on the mat and use the ball tool to thin out the edge by rolling the ball back and forth, around the whole heart shape.
After you go around the heart shape, it will look a a bit ruffled at the edges.
Get the cone from the calla lily former set and we will place it on the cone. (You can also use the snow cone paper cups to do this) The dip in the heart will go on the tip of the cone,
Fold the heart shape and overlap. Use some gum paste glue to secure.
Curl out a bit of the edge with your fingers, so we can get the calla lily to look more real. Put to the side and let it dry.
Get some more gum paste and color it yellow. You can either use food coloring or if you have some yellow fondant, you can knead it to get the yellow color. Roll the gum paste out 1/8″ if you have the small Wilton roller, it comes with the rings, use the purple one.
Use the medium round cutter from the Wilton round cutter set, to cut out a circle. Cut the circle in half.
Using half the circle, roll it out into hot dog shape. This is for the stigma of the call lily.
Put gum paste on the stigma and roll it in some yellow sugar sprinkles. I didn’t have yellow, so I had to improvise with white sugar sprinkles. Put it aside to let it dry.
Next is the leaf of the calla lilly. Color some gum paste green and roll it out as thin as possible. Use the medium round cutter again and cut the circle in half.
Now we’re going to place half of the circle onto the flower. The straight edge should be at the top and wrap around just like you did with the heart shape. Use some gum paste to secure
Almost done! When the calla lilly has dried you can remove it from the cone. You will see and opening to put the stigma in.
Use some gum paste glue to secure the stigma in the calla lily and let it dry before you put them on your cake.
One of the easier gum paste flowers to do for your cakes.