Small gum paste roses

I just wanted to show you a little sneak peek of my next cake project. I will be using these small gum paste roses for a very special Valentine’s cake this year. But you will have to wait to see the final result.

For those who have asked about a tutorial please see this rose tutorial.

Happy Caking!



  1. melanie, soon melcakes!! says

    unglaublich so perfect!! Vielen Dank fรผr deine TUTORIALS sind grossartig und du bist eine unglaubliche inspiration fรผr mich, hier(switzerland) gibts nicht so viele cakedesigner wie in USA. Thanks a lot


  2. Diana says

    I am so excited and can’t wait to see your cake! I haven’t tried working with fondant or gum paste as of yet but after this, I cannot wait to try it.

  3. Diana says

    Louise, I love your site! Cake Journal is the best, and I (like everyone else :)) really appreciate all the tutorials and your generous sharing. The rose tutorial is well written and easy to follow. Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. says

    To all of you who asked on how to make the small roses, can I tell that I have added a link to a old rose tutorial. The first 4 steps is what you need to make. The size of the roses is determined by the size of rose petal cutter that you use. I have used the two smallest cutters that I have. I made these on cocktail sticks. I will remove the roses when I am using them.

    Jenie: Have you tried ?

    Kristal: I tell that they can be eaten but they are proberly to hard to bite into. We dont eat the decoration much here.

    Alessandra: They taste like sugar, but they are not nice to eat though.

    Serina Wilson: It could be because of the mmf “working” overnight.

    Kelly cullinane: You can make them on cocktail sticks but to place them on CC just place in the frosting or “glue” them on with a little melted choc or royal icing if its on fondant.

  5. kelly cullinane says

    These are just stunning!!! I have made roses from your tutorial before and they turned out ok…Yours are much better. I was wondering, could I make them on cocktail sticks and then just stick them in cupcakes or how would you make them not on wires. I would really appreciate your advice, thanks again:)

  6. Kitty M says

    Louise am so delighted to have found your blog. Your cake creations are just amazing and looking forward to doing some of your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing your skills! xxx

  7. beldandy says

    this is simple roses but beautiful!
    can you do a tutorial how to make this simple roses? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee….

  8. RoseIraNatasha says

    Hi Louise, Looking forward to see the final result. The roses are so lovely. Waiting for you to teach how to do the petals evenly.

  9. says

    You are my decorating hero. I canโ€™t wait. Just did the race car and your tutorial was awesome, so I canโ€™t wait for the roses!

  10. Serina Wilson says

    Hi Louise: I tried your marshmallow fondant and was very happy with the result. I also used the butterfly patchwork embosser on it. It looked beautiful but then the next day, I discovered that the impression was kind of faded. Did I do something wrong? I thought I embossed the butterfly design very well — it looked good the first time except the next day.

    Your roses look beautiful and can’t wait to see your cake. I love your website. I learn so much from it.

  11. Kristal says

    I would love to see a tutorial on how to make the small gum paste roses. when you put these on a cake do you tell the client that they are not good for eating?

  12. Jenie says

    Hi Louise,
    I would love to make samll roses like that but I can’t find the thylose powder to make gum paste or the cutter for the rose here in Canada. Do you know a good online store?

    Thank you!

  13. says

    Those are amazing! I’d love to know how to make them and make them look like that! I have a feeling mine would look like withering roses ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Julia says

    Louise those are beautiful. I’ve always wanted to try cake decorating, and thanks to you I might end up giving it a try (when baby girl is a bit older).

  15. Louise says

    So cute and beautifully made. I too would love to see how these are made as they look so much more realistic than ribbon roses! Please show us….!

  16. Malisa says

    You are so super talented. I can’t wait to see how you made these. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  17. Julie says

    Louise, they are sooo pretty! Any chance you will be showing us how to make these? The only roses I know how to make are made on wires, but I’d love to know how to make these little roses that you quite often see on cupcakes…I’m sure they’re not made on wires!

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