gum paste flowers - cupcake

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

gum paste flowers - materials

  • 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)
gum paste flowers

Step 1

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.

gum paste flowers

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 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.


Step 4

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.


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?

gum paste flowers

Step 6

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.

Happy Caking!