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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 equipment’s to make the rose, including the recipe for her fantastic modelling paste.
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 gum paste 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.
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.