How to make a gum paste flower

gum paste flowers

This is one of the cupcake decorations, that many ask about. It is also one of the gum paste flowers that I always have lots of for later use. The cutter that I have used here, are a Petunia flower cutter. I have it in three sizes and the one used here are the largest of the three cutters that I have.

Follow this tutorial and learn how to make a gum paste flower. Use them to adorn your cakes and cupcakes as you can never get to many of these sweet flowers!

This is what I use:
Petunia flower cutters ( I use the ones from Tinkertech Two: 435, 573 & 599)
Five petal silicone veiner
Cornstarch duster
Gel paste color
Lustre dust
Tylo glue
Non stick Board
Rolling pin
Painter’s palette
Soft paint brush for the lustre dust
Small paint brush for the tylo glue
Gum paste
Edible sugar pearls (optional)
Royal icing (optional)
Non-pareils (optional)

Step 1:
Color you gumpaste with the gel paste color. Roll out your gum paste into 2mm thickness and cut out the flowers. Cut out 5 flowers at a time.

Step 2:
Dust the silicone veiner with cornstarch. Place the cut out flower in the veiner and place the pointed veiner part on top.

Step 3:
Give the veiner a light push with the palm of your hand. Open the veiner and carefully take out the flower. Place the flower in a painters palette and let it dry completely. Continue with the rest of the flowers.
Note: Remember to dust the silicone veiner with cornstarch when required.

Step 4:
When the flowers are dry, take a soft brush and brush off any cornstarch on the flowers. Then take a soft paint brush and lightly brush the flower with lustre dust from the center and out.

Step 5:
If you like, you can glue a little edible sugar pearl in the center of the flower. Let it dry and you will now have a pretty decoration for your cake or cupcake?.

Step 6:
This is just an example on what you also can use for the center of the flowers: A sprinkle of Non-pareils or small dots of royal icing.
gum paste flower

The Petunia flower cutter is not the only one that you can use together with the silicone veiner. Five petal blossom cutters also makes pretty flowers.

Please visit my tutorial section if you want to learn how to make other gum paste flowers and decorations.

Happy Caking!



  1. Hayley Cock says

    Hi Louise,

    I love these flowers and am hoping to attempt some for my wedding cakes next month. I was just wondering how much gumpaste I would need per flower? I’m wanting to make around 200 flowers but not sure if that would be very expensive or not!

    Many Thanks

    • Louise says

      I think that you should be able to make 200 flowers out of a package of fondant. Remember that you can use all the scraps. It’s such a sweet and simple flower to make ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pinky says

    Hi Louise,

    Love all your creations, especially your color combination. I am also a person who loves lighter shades. Unfortunately I couldn’t find Petunia flower cutters 435, 573 & 599 and Five petal silicone veiner. I tried but didnt find the particular one u suggested. Can you recommend any sites where I can buy the flower cutters.

  3. Anonymous says

    I know ๐Ÿ™‚ It just so that I give you the right link, to the right store. Does it need to be in the US or ??

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