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!

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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Hydrangea How-to

Just like how you arrange real flowers, you need some little flowers to fill in the gap.  I find Hydrangeas are very versatile as their range of colours and shape go along well with lots of bigger flowers.  Even better, they are pretty on their own, too.  

I love to prepare my Hydrangeas in a bunch of two or three so that the stem will help them not to be blinded by bigger, taller flowers like roses.  Enjoy!

1. Make a small round gum paste (about 3 mm. in diameter) in the colour you want.  In this case I chose light pink.  Cut wire no. 28 into about 10 cm. long.

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2. Dip the tip of the wire into egg white or edible glue and insert the wire into the centre of the gum paste ball.

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3. Use your forefinger and thumb to roll out the bottom of the ball down along the wire.  Try to make the bottom part as thin as possible.

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4. Use a cutter tool to mark a small cross on the top of the wired gum paste.

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5. Roll out the pink gum paste until about 1-2 mm thin.  Use a hydrangea cutter to cut out the shape and vein it by the hydrangea veining silicone.

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6. Use a small brush to paint the back of the stem with a little bit of egg white.  Then insert the wire into the centre of the veined hydrangea and bring the flower all the way to the stem.  Let dry upside down for at least 1 hour.  

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7. Use floral tape to secure a few flowers together to create ready-to-use bunch.

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7. Use edible green dust to add some life-like effect to the flowers.

 

 

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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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Coral Charm Peony How-to

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I just saw a similar gum paste peony from Pinterest and wanted to try making one myself. I came up with this easy how-to, which did not result in a very natural-looking flower but a satisfactory version, considering the time and effort. Hope you have fun making an edible flower, like I do.

Materials:

 

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Light green gum paste
Light coral gum paste or any color that you want for your petals
18 pieces of wire
Non-edible ready-made yellow stamen
Drop cookie cutter
Rolling pin
Rolling board
Foam board
Pliers
Ball tools
Roller cutter
Floral tape

Instructions:

1. Bend an end of a wire into a hook. Repeat with 3 wires in total.

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2. Make a droplet from green gum paste to cover the hook. Make a straight line on the droplet.

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3. Roll out the orange gum paste into a thin sheet and cut 15 petals.
4. Insert a wire into the center of each petal.

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5. Sharpen the edge of the petals with a big ball tool and create ruffles with a small ball tool. Let all parts dry at least 1 hour or overnight.

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6. Put together the 3 green stamen with floral tape, then put the yellow stamen on the outside.

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7. Adding the petals one by one, securing with floral tape, to create a natural looking peony.

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