This time I am going to show you step by step how I make gum paste flowers. I tend to make easy flowers because I am not very good at it yet.
Step One: Cut out the basic shape:
Step Two: Take one flower and place it on a foam pad. Take a small rolling tool and roll the flower out. Be sure to move the flower in a circle so that the flower keeps its shape.
See how big it gets...well you cant really tell but you will once you see it next to the other one.
see, almost twice the size!
Step Three: Take another ball tool (I use tools that are for clay...it works and its cheaper than buying the actual gum paste tools) and roll out the small flower. Just to thin out the petals a little.
Get some pink and yellow luster dust
Step Four: Lightly dust the petals on the big flower and then the little flower.
Step Five: Dust on the yellow middle and then with a paintbrush wet the big flowers center. Place the smaller flower on top making sure that the petals are off set.
Step Six: Put the flower on a big foam square and take the ball tool. Place it in the middle of the flower and press down to cup the flower.
Step Seven: Place the flowers in an egg carton to maintain the curve and let dry.
Step Seven: Take some yellow royal icing and pipe little dots on the center of each flower.
Crumb coat the cake:
While I love buttercream I cannot figure out how the professionals make it so gosh darn smooth.
Add some royal icing branches, stick the flowers on and your are done!