How Do You Make Gum Paste Flowers?
Gum paste is a versatile and useful product for decorating cakes. Flowers are one of the most popular shapes made from gum paste and can be made weeks in advance or minutes before applying to a cake. Learn how to make gum paste flowers by following these steps. Step 1 Tint the gum paste to the desired color before making flowers. Add color slowly and knead the gum paste until blended. Step 2 Knead the mixture of gum paste with your hands before attempting to mold into any shapes. The gum paste should have the feel of modeling clay. Step 3 Roll the gum paste with a rolling pin. Roll it as thinly as possible before cutting into shapes. Thin shapes dry much faster than thick shapes and are just as strong. Step 4 Cut the gum paste with a sharp object or gum paste tool. Cut it into the shape of a flower petal. Repeat until you have enough petals to create the flower. Step 5 Shape the petals into petals of the desired flower. Gum paste dries quickly, but you have time to complete an entire f