I got another sugar flower tutorial!!! This one is how to make a gum paste rose. I tried to get as many pictures as possible to give as much details as possible.
- Mini Rolling Pin
- 5 Petal Flower Cut Out
- Ball Tool
- Gum Paste Glue
- Thin and Thick Foam Mat
- *Optional: Star Cut Out
- *Optional: Silpat Mat – To roll out gum paste. Does not stick to the surface.
First get a small amount of gum paste and form it into a tear drop shape to make the bud. You will need it the size of one of the petals cut out.
Dip your toothpick into vegetable shortening and put it through the gum paste tear drop to hold. Place the toothpick into a foam cup to hold and dry.
I’m going to color some gum paste yellow. Knead Knead Knead
Roll out the gum paste as thin as possible and cut out 3 flowers. We will be doing 1 flower layer at a time. So cover up the other 2 layers in some plastic wrap so it does not dry out.
Put some corn starch on you thin foam mat so gum paste does not stick. Put your gum paste flower on the foam. Make a small slit in between each petal. You can kind of see it in the picture. Then using your ball tool, at the edge, press down firmly to thin out to get a ruffle. Then place on the thick foam.
Then you will use the ball tool again to press into each petal to cup the petal. (when cupping the petals always place on the thick foam) And also do it in the middle of the flower to cup the flower.
Now we’re going to stick the toothpick with the bud through the flower petal.
Think of the 5 petals of the flower as a stick figure. It has a head, 2 arms and 2 legs. We’re going to glue the head to the bud of the flower.
Then follow by gluing one of the arms up.
Then glue the the leg that is diagonally to the arm you just glued.
Now glue the last two petals to the bud. Its already almost looking like a rose!
Place the rose back into the foam cup to hold.
Grab another petal and we will repeat the first 2 steps again by cutting slits and thinning out the edges with the ball tool on the thin foam.
Then, we’re only going to cup the arms using the ball tool on the thick foam.
Now flip the flower upside down and cup the other 3 petals you didn’t do yet. Then flip it back around.
Cup the middle of the flower again.
Grab your rose from your foam cup and stick the toothpick through the middle of the flower again.
Now we’re going to glue one of the both arms of the flower towards the bud.
Then glue one of the legs to the bud. Then the rest of the petals that are left.
Almost there!!! Isn’t it pretty already!
Grab your 3rd flower. Make your slits again and thin out the edges on the thin foam. Then cup all the petals on the thick foam.
Turn the flower upside down and cup the middle.
We’re going to stick your rose in the middle again and glue all petals to the rose
Now your got your gum paste rose
An extra step you can add is some stems. Color your gum paste green and roll the gum paste out as thing as possible and cut out the star.
Now, we’re going to thin out each arm of the star.
Grab your rose and stick it through the middle and glue it to the rose.
Such a pretty flower
A great addition to your fondant cakes!!!