How to make gum paste roses

gum paste roses

I have received many requests on how I made the large pink gum paste roses on the Cath Kidston cake. The secret behind them is not me, but a fantastic cake designer named Fran McGregor. She have made the most wonderful rose tutorial.

The way she guides you through the process is very clear and easy to understand. In the video is also listed all the equipments to make the rose, including the recipe for her fantastic modelling paste.

Click here to find directions on how to see the video tutorial on Youtube.

Good to know tips!
1. To make sure that the styrofoam egg will fit the JEM easy rose cutter. Bring along your cutter, so that you are buying the right size of styrofoam egg. Well at least with the two largest easy rose cutters 100mm and 110mm. For smaller roses use smaller easy rose cutters, rose petal cutters and make the cone out of gumpaste instead.

2. A block of styrofoam is great to place the wired rose cones in the start of the process. Later the roses need to hang upside down to dry through the process so make sure that you have either a broomstick or anything similar ready before you start on the roses.

3. The thin piece of foam that is used in the video is a great “helping hand” when attaching the rose petals.

4. I use the rose petal cutter set from TinkerTech Two wich is really nice and don’t forget to use the tylo glue.

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If you prefer pictures instead of video you can take a look at my tutorial on how to make a sugar rose.

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

If you want to see more fantastic roses and cakes please visit Fran’s own website it is such a beautiful sight.

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. gihan jangi says

    thanks Louise, i just want to tell you that everything went fine, i decorated the cake with flowers in the last day and everything went perfect ;) thanks for your advice <3, gigi

  2. gihan says

    SOS Louise! i need your advice concerning gum paste flowers! can i decorate the cake 2 days in advance with gum paste flowers and put it in the fridge before giving it to the customer? as i do not want to decorate it in the last minute???? will the flowers spoil or get soft? its my first 3 tiers engagement cake and i want it to be in its best decoration, thanks in advance xoxox Gigi

    • says

      If the gum paste flowers are very dry, you should be able to so it. But I would say that 1 day in advance is the best if you can’t wait until the day of delevery. They flowers may get a little soft in the edge but I have not experienced that they were melting.

  3. gihan says

    SOS Louise! i need your advice concerning gum paste flowers! can i decorate the cake 2 days in advance with gum paste flowers and put it in the fridge before giving it to the customer? as i do not want to decorate it in the last minute???? will the flowers spoil or get soft? its my first 3 tiers engagement cake and i want it to be in its best decoration, thanks in advance xoxox

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