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, is a Petunia flower cutter. I have it in three sizes and the one used here is 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 too many of these sweet flowers!
Materials Used in Making Gum Paste Flowers
- 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 luster dust
- Small paint brush for the tylo glue
- Gum paste
- Edible sugar pearls (optional)
- Royal icing (optional)
- Non-pareils (optional)
The color you gum paste with the gel paste color. Roll out your gum paste to 2mm thickness and cut out the flowers. Cut out 5 flowers at a time.
Dust the silicone veiner with cornstarch. Place the cut-out flower in the veiner and place the pointed veiner part on top.
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 painter’s palette and let it dry completely. Continue with the rest of the flowers.
Note: Remember to dust the silicone veiner with cornstarch when required.
When the flowers are dry, take a soft brush and brush off any cornstarch on the flowers. Then take a soft paintbrush and lightly brush the flower with luster dust from the center and out.
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?
This is just an example of what you also can use for the center of the flowers: A sprinkle of Non-pareils or small dots of royal icing.
Please visit my tutorial section if you want to learn how to make other gum paste flowers and decorations.