What do you think of my gum paste peonies? I have been working on them the last couple of days. It is my second go with peonies and I must say that they look difficult to make, but they are quite easy to make.
It is the preparation of all the petals that takes time. I have used a lot of small foam pieces to keep all the petals in place while drying.
I have been thinking on giving them a little petal dust, but Im not sure? I think that I will have to make a little “test” peony to see how it looks.
Any chance you could do a tutorial on your peonies? I have seen others and they aren’t as realistic as yours?
First part is here: https://cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-peony-part-1
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I really wish you would show how you made it!
Hi Louise! your peonies look great, just got these cutters and i’m looking forward to try them…i’m also really scared lol
Hope to see a tutorial on these from you soon.
They are awesome thanks for sharing your beautiful art. So, how do we make them?
There should be a link in the comments to a great tutorial.
these are fabulous. will you be giving a tutorial on them?
These peonies are my favorite flower. I will have to learn how to make them for my retirement party.
these are beautiful!!! Do you have a tutorial or know of one to make these. I would definitely like to try making them.
No, I don’t have a tutorial but you can find one here: https://www.thecakerator.com/2010/08/gum-paste-peony-tutorial-part-1.html https://www.thecakerator.com/2010/09/gum-paste-peony-tutorial-part-2.html
You can make them months in advance. Just remember to keep them in a box placed in a dark place.
Incredible, amazing! You are brilliant.
Incredible, amazing! You are brilliant.
please please please do a tutorial. These are absolutely precious!
Wow! I love! This Perfect!
i would love to see pics of step by step procedure
I made some in white, with hints of green petal dust to go on a wedding cake for a family member, they looked beautiful with ivy, white filler flowers and diamant’e sprays.
They are good, can you include the tutorial.
is there any way that you sell those?!
Peonies are my favourite flowers and these are beautiful, so much like the real thing. Thanks for all your tutorials too, they have given me lots of ideas.
I love these! I’ve been looking everywhere for a gumpaste peony like this. Can you please post tutorials? Thank you!!
Amazing! I love everything you create!! You are the master of gum paste.
They look amazing! I’ve been trying to find a tutorial… to make them for a birthday cake that I have.
Stunning!!!!!!… and I am searching every site available to try and find a tutorial. Just wondering if you wired the petals?
Looks extremely complicated!
Wow!!! Theese are sooo beautiful, I have not been lucky enough to come across your site before, but I will be adding it to my favorites, your work is amazing
These Peonies are amazing! Beyond words….!!!
Please post the tutorial on how to create this magnificent flower soon..=) Thank you…
I think they are absolutely fantastic!!
Those are unbelievable! So lovely.
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17
Absolutely beautiful job with those intricate flowers! Peonies are my absolute fav! I found you by way of “Small Burst”, and am glad I stopped by. I’ve subscribed to your RSS. I’m pastry chef and cake artist (currently on hiatus). Love to see what talent is out there! Cheers! Jenn
All I can say is: I take my hat off to you! Congratulations! Beautiful work, Peonies are my favorite flowers and will love to make them like you do! I followed your and Fran’s tutorial on Large Roses and they came out awesome! Very glad I came across your site. Would love to hear your comments on mine http://www.amazinglydeliciousdesserts.com
Look forward to your tutorial on Peonies.
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments. I will play a little with the petal dust. I am thinking on a tutorial but please be patience. It takes time, with the photos and writing. So I cant say when there will be a tutorial ready.
Gabby: Did your cutters come with instructions? Mine did. But I ended up just placing the petals the way that I liked.
Jennifer: Try and just start with the more “simple” flowers like Sweet peas, roses and carnations. The book you mention is a really good one so do open it.
Kimberly: I think so too. Yes, I do know Sweetopia, just dont know why it wasn’t on my list? But I have added it now.
Rebecca: I think each row took about 10 petals.
Alessandra: I cant say when the tutorial will be ready. It takes time, with the photos and writing.
Jackie P: Its the Pink color by Sugar Flair a UK brand. Im not sure where to find it in the US?
Sarah: Tak, Jeg køber for det meste min fondant og jeg bruger den fra KageButikken. Dog tilsætter jeg noget past.æggehvide og tylose + lidt Crisco når jeg laver blomster som roser og de her pæoner. Er det alm mindre blomster og figure mm bruger jeg blot fondant og lidt tylose.
jenny: Yes, Jackie makes some beautiful flowers. Love her site 🙂
Jany: I used the ones from Colette Peters. But many brands makes peony cutters.
i could have sworn those were real at first glance
So beautiful and I hope you will post a tutorial for this
Absolutely beautiful! Will you post a tutorial for this?
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Beautiful Peonies…I need a tutorial. How long did it take to prepare the petals? I think if you put the petal dust on them they would look great in my opinion!
These are so beautiful, they would look stunning on any cake…Are you planning on doing a tutorial on them or do you know where there is a good one to follow…I have tried to google it but they all seem so complicated.
Well done once again::))
They look beautiful! What cutters did you use and where did you purchase them from?
Gorgeous Peonies. Thanks for sharing. 😀 Will this eventually become a Tutorial 😀
Love them! Can we have a tutorial please??
STUNNING!! Absolutely perfect replica’s of the flower.
Too, too beautiful! I love peonies and these are PERFECT specimens! 😀 I hope you put up a tutorial of this 😀 Gorgeous!
These are fabulous!!!
Absolutely lovely! 🙂
They’re gorgeous. I do think a little petal dust at the edges would bring them out more and give them that little extra edge, but they really are lovely.
Very pretty, I recently had a class with jackie butler of petalsweet cakes, and she does wonderful peonies. I hope to learn soon! I think her flowers are so realistic because of the way she colors them, so I’d say go ahead with the petaldust!
Oh, so, SO lovely!! Please post a tutorial!!
Wow. Those look amazing! I’m crossing my fingers a tutorial will follow.
I second everybody else… PLEASE PLEASE do a tutorial!
Ana María García
Very nice, they look perfect, tutorial please,
So lovely! Please Please Please do a tutorial.
Your site has very helpful tips for the cookies I plan to make in the coming weeks. Thanks!
Only a word: FANTASTIC!
I love your work every time!
Absolutely beautiful, thank you for everything you share with us I have learnt so much and am so inspired by you.
Kan godt se i skriver på engelsk, men nu er det at jeg er en hat til at skrive på engelsk, kan godt læse det. Håber det okay jeg skriver på dansk.
Hold da op hvor er den bare flot, det må ha taget sin tid.
Vil høre om du selv laver din fondant? Hvis du køber den, hvor køber du den så fra? Vil rigtig gerne igang med at modellere og lave fine blomster, har prøvet med fondant indæltet med tylosepulver, men syns bare ikke det er så godt, det ligner jo næsten modelervoks du bruger 🙂
Er total fan af din side 🙂
wow they are so delicate and beutiful, helt vild flotte. tutorial please,
So so beautiful!
Dust them! and show us a dusted on next to an undusted one. I would love a tutorial also!
They are beautiful!!! I am dying to make peonies – please make a tutorial 😉
I would like to know what shade of colour you used for the peonies, and the roses on the Cath kidston inspired cake? Its a lovely colour.
***Also thanks for the reply to my JMR recipe. Have done the Wilton’s recipe, works out well but thought JMR’s was easier to make. If you do at any time figure out an easier recipe and method please let me know. Thanks
It looks just beautiful, cant wait to turn it out….with your tutorial as a guide. All that I have tried out from your website, have turned out exactly as promised and peonies are one that I have always wanted to try out, but never did !! Will keep my eyes peeled for the tutorial. Thanks as always, for all you do.
I love the….they look amazing!!! Congratulations…..
Beautiful!! I love them!
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This is my favorite flower. You’ve nailed it. Beautiful!
Just perfect Louise! I have been thinking about gumpaste peonies just as my real ones have bloomed. Thank you for sharing these!
Wow they are beautiful, well done.
I misspelled Beautiful
I could definitely see this on a cake for my son, if they were blue or mixed with other blue flowers.
They are amazing, so detailed.
Beautiful! I wish I had your talent!
c’est superbe!! je suis en admiration devant tant de délicatesse!!
Stunning! Not too shabby for only your second try – ha ha! You are an artist!
They are so pretty!!!! they would look spectacular on a cake! Man, i wanna try now!
Well done. Very nice.
I’m a artistic person and what is visible- wonderfull flower….! Best regards!
These are breathtaking! They look so time consumptive, but I LOVE them! I watch your blog and read it always, but I have yet to have ever done any gumpaste in my life. These make me want to learn and master it. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Absolutely love them. Hope you plan to add these to your tutorials – would love to give these a go.
Please make a tutorial! I so wanna try and do them. Really beatyfull!!
THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!
You are truly Gifted! My daughter(9) and I just love your website and tutorials. You have been such an inspiration to her. She looks forward to every tutorial, and very eager to try them. Thank you for being such an inspiration to her! Your work is full of talent, gracefulness, patience, and love. Just what every little one needs to be taught, so that they too can see the value of creativity, and sharing their gifts with others.
Beautifull,believe me they are BEAUTIFULL.
They look fantastic!!!
Absolutely gorgeous! Would love to dabble with the gum paste. How motivating. Tutorial would be appreciated!
Hi Louise I look your peonies and she beatiful. PLis you send the recipe for make flower
I am loving these Peonies. I do not get orders for many flowers and I just love seeing the flowers on the cakes in the magazine. Maybe I should spend more of my down time on making flowers and increase my skills in that area. Beautiful job.
OMG! They are gorgeous! Hopefully you will have a tutorial for these.
These are the best I’ve seen so far. WOW!! They are incredible.
These are the best I’ve so far. WOW!!
Beautiful and delicate! You are surely blessed!
Absolutely Gorgeous!! : )
Suggestion: Use different tones of pink like you would see in nature.
Kate from Oz
TUTORIAL PLEASE! <3 they are so so so pretty! My fave flower too! Awesomeness as usual.
I just love them they are my favorite flowers, I or WE all would like to know how you make them…and what you use to make them please!!!!!!!! God bless you hands…
These are fabulous. I love your work
Those turned out great!!! I’ve always found though…as pretty as they can be without dusting, the dust really brings them to life. Test on a scrap piece of paste. You even can ever so subtly skim the edges in like a plum shade. They are gorgeous…
Jennifer – Sugar Delites
I need this tutorial, I have a last minute request wedding cake and these peonies are just perfect on them… please please please, I will pay whatever you want!!!!!!you have such a unique and clean taste to your art. Brava
WOW!! My real life plant peonies are just finishing their blooming and yours look EXACTLY like them!! Such great work! One word — TUTORIAL!!! 😀
Wow! These are amazing. They are my favourite flower and you’ve really done them justice!
They’re beautiful, you’ve done a great job. Hope you post the tutorial, I’d love to try to make them.
Wow …there amazing!!! You do such beautiful work. Your gumpaste peonies look just like my pink ones that are in full bloom right now!
what! No directions??? Pretty please!
Absolutely beautiful, wondering we’d have the luck to get a tutorial of it -:)
Oh my goodness, those are amazing! You have to do a tutorial on this!!
Goodness, just stunning. How many petals did it take?
Amazing, hope io can get that good to LOL
Oh My Lord they look so real, COngrads,
been workingon learning cake decorating myself, havent really tryed guumpaste yet, but want to , please feel free to see my cakes on my blog , Thanks again for sharing your beautifull work
Peonies are my favourite flower. They turned out great. I think a little dust would be perfect. I noticed you have a lot of sites that you follow, do you know of Sweetopia.net?
Wau! They look amazing. Very good work 🙂
Oh my!!! They are wonderful!!! I have been wanting to make peonies but can’t seem to get them right. Will you be posting a tutorial on how to make them?
Beautiful! I’m just beginning to teach myself sugar flowers. Okay, to be fair, just the 5 blossom flowers but I have the Simplifying Sugar Flowers books – just too scared to crack it open yet. LOL
Stunning! Peonies are my favorite flower!
They’re amaaaaaaaaazing! I’ve been wondering about peonies because they are beautiful flowers. I actually have the Colette Peters peony cutters on my GlobalSugarArt wishlist, lol. Pleeeeeeeeease post a tutorial. You write really easy to understand ones with great pictures.
They look beautiful, would never have known it was only your second attempt. You truly are very talented when it comes to working with fondant!
Thank you for the comments. Peonies are so HOT at the moment. I seem them on cakes almost everywhere. There may be a tutorial on them.
For any questions on which cutter I used: Mine was from Colette Peters. But there are alot of great peony cutters out there in the cake decorating shops.
Monika: Love your tutorial. Very similar to the way I did mine 🙂
Hi,beautiful flowers. I am just beginning to master the art of the peonie. I love that there are different varieties. Magnolias are also a favorite. I just purchased a peony cutter set from global sugar art.
Wonderful peonies! I also fell in love with peonies and made a tutorial on my blog 🙂
On the lower right side is the google translator…
It seems, peonies are in the moment very popular flowers in the sugar world 😉
Maybe the most beautiful gum paste flowers I’ve seen.
They are beautiful!!!! Will you make it into a tutorial some day?? You are so talented.
They look perfect as they are without any petal dust. Lovely.
They look beautiful. How did you make them?
just perfect and simply beautiful – like all your other work
Hello Louise. I love them. Very very pretty.:)
They look perfect to me!
I grow peonies in our yard and they were my mom’s favorite! Those turned out fantastic!!!!
Wow!!! Those are amazing. I’m in awe of your talent!
They look perfect! What kind of cutter did you use?
There are just incredible…I want to put them in a vase!
Wow! They look so beautiful! You are truly an artist. I am so impressed with all you do. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring others.