This flower was so much fun to make! And compared to other flowers like peonies and gerbera daisies, it didn’t take much time either! I was inspired by the chrysanthemums in the kitchen window at home and tried to make as close a copy as I could, but unfortunately those flowers are now in the trash bin so I couldn’t take a photo of them together.. well, well.. 😉 I’m feeling very happy with how they turned out! My mom who by now should be quite used to that all the flowers I show her are made from sugar, was surprised to hear it wasn’t a real flower. But on to the tutorial!
- Aluminum foil
- Martini glass
- Purple and yellow gumpaste
- Rolling pin
- Large daisy cutter (16 petals)
- Exacto knife
- Thin foam pad
- Grass piping tip
- Edible glue
- Paintbrush, (the handle should be approx 3 mm across)
- Light green, yellow, purple (or pink+blue) and burgundy luster dust
- Stiff, square brush and fluffy brush
1.. Begin by making your flower shaper using the aluminum foil. I made it in the same way as in my gerbera daisy tutorial but instead of shaping it over a bottle top, I shaped in a martini glass, to make a cone. You can put some paper in the glass first if you are worried you might hurt the glass.
2.. Roll out gumpaste thinly and cut out a flower.
3.. Use the exacto knife to make cuts in the tip of each petal.
4.. Move the flower to the foam pad and press the handle of the paintbrush into the petals three times. Imagine the red lines on the picture is a paintbrush handle. Be careful not to make the petals too thin at the base; then the petals are more likely to fall off.
5.. This is how your flower should look now:
6.. Put the flower in the flower shaper.
7.. Roll a ball out of yellow gumpaste and use the piping tip to give the surface some texture; press it against the ball and twist it a little. Repeat several times until the surface looks like in the picture. Attach it to the flower using edible glue.
8.. Leave to dry over night.
9.. Paint the base of the petals and the outer parts of the center with yellow mixed with light green luster dust. Use the stiff brush.
10.. Use the fluffy brush and a tiny bit of the burgundy luster dust to make the center of the center a little darker.
11.. Use the fluffy brush and paint the petals with purple and burgundy luster dust. Have very little color on the brush and always start in the center and paint out to the tip.
And that’s it for today’s tutorial! If you have any comments or questions, you can leave them below or on my newly created Facebook page.
Thanks for looking, and good luck!