Tutorial – chrysanthemum without cutters

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When I made mini roses out of modelling chocolate last week there was quite a lot of left overs so I spent this Friday afternoon making this red chrysanthemum flower with it. It was a lot of fun and the modelling chocolate worked surprisingly well for making flowers! The best thing about it compared to sugar paste was that the petals could support themselves so I could make the entire flower without supporting it with anything or having to wait for the layers to dry. This definitely wasn’t my last flower made from chocolate! I made it without cutters since I think that it gives it a more realistic look since the petals then become a little different in size and shape. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Red modelling chocolate
  • Thin foam pad
  • Flower/leaf shaper
  • Black powder colors

1.. Roll a ball out of modelling chocolate. Mine was approximately 3 cm across, but you can make it larger or smaller if you want! Just keep in mind that the amount of rows will be different if you choose a different size flower!

2.. Roll a long, thin sausage out modelling chocolate, about 2 mm across. Cut it into even pieces.

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3.. Roll one edge of each piece to a point and attach them on the ball. Leave a small space in the center.

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4.. Repeat step 2-3 until your flower has 3-4 rows.

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5.. Add another two rows of petals, but this time; flatten them on the foam pad using the the fat part of the flower/leaf shaper.

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6.. Add another row of petals of the same size, but this time, leave some space between this row and the previous.

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7.. Now you can gradually increase the size of the petals by rolling the sausage a little thicker each time. Continue adding petals until you’re happy with the size.

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8.. Paint the center with black luster dust, and you’re done!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that you’ll give it a try! If you have any questions, you can leave them in a comment below.

Thanks for watching, and good luck!

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