Easy 5-Petal Gumpaste Flower

I just discovered a very simple yet quite lovely gumpaste flower to do.  It’s perfect to fill the space between big flowers on a cake/cupcake.  Hope you enjoy these easy steps, and please don’t forget to share your work with me.

Equipment and Material for One Flower

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  • white gumpaste
  • 5-petal cutter
  • 10cm wire
  • ball tool
  • pointed ball tool
  • rolling pin
  • foam board

How-to

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1. Roll the white gumpaste to about 1-2 mm thickness, leaving a small stub of 5 mm in the middle.

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2. Cut the rolled gumpaste with the 5-petal cutter by positioning the stub in the middle.

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3. Gently roll the edge and the middle of each petal with the ball tool to form a slight curve.

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4. Bend one end of the wire into a small hook.

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5. Put the wire through the middle of the flower until the hook is inside the stub.

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6.  Use you fingers to roll the stub into cone shape along the wire.

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7. Use the pointed ball tool to make a small hole in the middle of the flower.

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8. Roll the white gumpaste into a tiny ball and put it in the hole.

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There you have a finished 5-petal flower.  Very easy and pretty lovely as well!

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Halloween Sugar Cookies How-to Series: Part III

Here’s the final part of my Halloween Sugar Cookies How-to Series, which is showing you the easy steps to decorate the Skeleton Cookies.  Now you can fully enjoy your Trick or Treat with 5 cookie designs.  Those of you who missed the first two parts, please find the links below.

Halloween Sugar Cookies How-to Series: Part I

Halloween Sugar Cookies How-to Series: Part II

Wish you all a very spooky fun Halloween tomorrow.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

N.B. For this cookie decoration, you’ll need the royal icing only in black and white colors.

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SPECIAL: Click here for a VDO how-to!  🙂

Halloween Sugar Cookies How-to Series: Part II

Now let’s continue our Halloween prep with two more cookie decorations.  For those of you who missed my previous post or Part I of this series, please check it out here.

N.B. For the two decorations this time, you’ll need the royal icing in white, green, red, and black colors.

Ghost Cookies

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Eyeball Cookies

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Stay tuned for the final part of this series for the complete Halloween cookie set.  Cheers!

Halloween Sugar Cookie How-to Series: Part I

Halloween is coming near.  Are you ready to Trick or Treat?  Let’s get ready by baking and decorating our own Halloween cookies.  This year I have come up with 5 decorations with their simplified steps divided into 3 parts in this Halloween Sugar Cookie How-to Series.  So, please stay tuned for Part II & III for the complete set soon.

Enjoy!

N.B. For Spider Web and Pumpkin cookies, you’ll need the royal icing in orange, black, and green colors.

Spider Web Cookies

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Pumpkin Cookies

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Jasmine for Mom How-to

Thailand’s Mother’s Day falls on the twelfth day of August in every year as it is the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, whom Thai people respect as our own mother.  Here we use blue colour and jasmine flower to represent this auspicious and lovely occasion.  

Blue colour is the colour of Friday, which is HM the Queen’s birthday, while jasmine has very sweet and lovely fragrance and its white colour signifies purity.  Therefore, it represents the never-ending, true, sweet love that mother always has for us.

Of course, just buying jasmines from the market won’t be special enough for my mom.  So, I decided to make them from gum paste for her.  If you’re to follow this how-to, I strongly advise you to add a little bit of jasmine extract to your gum paste.  That way you’ll have something very close to jasmine but even sweeter for your most beloved woman on earth.  

Follow this easy how-to to create your sweet flower.  

1. Roll out jasmine-scented white gum paste into a very thin sheet.  Then use the 5-petal flower cutter to cut out 2 pieces of flowers for each jasmine you would like to make.

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2. Smooth out the edge of each petal with a ball tool.

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3. Drag the ball tool from the edge of the petal inside toward the center to curl up the petal.  Repeat with all petals.

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4.  Glue two flowers together with water, egg white, or edible glue.  

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5. Put a small piece of green gum paste at the center of the flower.   photo 2-2

6. Press down at the green center with a small ball tool to make a shallow hole.

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7.  Shape the back of the flower to make it look natural. 

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8.  Leave the flower to dry in shape for at least 1 hour.

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Here’s the pictures of my finished cupcakes.  They are also available for advanced order.  Just allow me 2 days and you’ll have something special, sweet, and yummy for your mom.  Cheers!

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Pastel Flower Cookies How-to

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I had a chance to make some sugar cookies as party favours for my school reunion this past Saturday (you don’t want to know my graduation year!!) and got a lot of compliments on these sweet pastel flowers.  So, I’d just like to share with you the easy way to change the simple round-shaped sugar cookies into cute pastel flowers.

Let’s start with the Royal Icing ingredients and how-to.

Royal Icing Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs. of egg white powder
  • 90 ml. of warm water
  • 1/4 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 lb. of icing sugar

How to make Royal Icing:

  1. Beat the egg white powder and icing sugar until well blended.
  2. Slowly add water and lemon juice and beat at high speed until thick and glossy (about 6-8 mins).
  3. Divide the icing into at least 2 parts and put them in 2 separate bowls.  Add one colour that you want as the flower petals (let’s say pink) into one bowl and yellow colour to the other.  Add the food colour little by little and stir it into the icing until you get the exact colour that you want.

How to decorate the cookies:

  1. Put the coloured icing into piping bags with piping head number 2.
  2. Use the pink icing to draw the flower shape onto the round-shaped cookies.  Leave to dry for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, dilute the pink icing left from the drawing by adding about 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you get runny-but-still-thick texture.            photo 2-1
  4. Put the diluted royal icing back in the piping bag and pipe an amount of icing inside the flower line just enough to spread and fill the flower shape.  photo 1-1
  5. Use a toothpick or small spatula to spread the icing to fill the flower shape.  Let dry for 5-10 minutes.  It will take a bit longer for the diluted icing to dry as it contains more water.
  6. Use the yellow icing to draw the circle in the center of the flower.  Leave to dry for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, dilute the yellow icing in the same way as the pink one.
  8. Pipe the diluted yellow icing inside the circle and spread to fill the circle.  Leave to dry completely and keep in airtight container.                              photo 3

There you’ll have the cute little pastel cookies for your party.  Try make some if you’d like and please please please share the photos of your lovely cookies with me.  Enjoy!  😀