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Ruffled Gumpaste Flowers

01/16/2012

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This past year, I went pretty simple for my birthday cake. I did my red velvet with a new frosting technique. I did decide to top it with some ruffled gumpaste flowers. I had seen these simple, yet pretty flowers on a few cakes and figured I could do it too. Turns out it was as easy as I thought.

 

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I used circle cutters to make the different sizes for the flowers. I used the pointy tool to thin out and ruffle the edges. I used the small ball tool to push down each petal. With a dent in the middle, it makes it easier to stack the petals and have them fit together. Once each one was ruffled and dented, they were set aside to dry.

 

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DSC_0961I used a mix of shimmer dust and color powder to paint the edges of the flowers. Just brush it on and blow off the excess dust. When they are all colored, I used water to stick the petals together. You just have to find out where they will touch and paint a little water to the petals so they will stick. I let them sit overnight so that they were good and set.

 

 

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Other than taking a few days to put it all together, these flowers are probably the easiest gumpaste flowers to make. I made them three days before I needed them to make sure that they were rock hard and would sit on the cake correctly. When it was cake time, I arranged the flowers on the cake. They were the perfect touch for a simple cake. I loved how these cam out and can’t wait to get my cake business going in our new home!! Enjoy!

 

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     Meg

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 01/17/2012 5:27 am

    Thanks for sharing! Really think you did a good job there with the gumpaste flowers 🙂

  2. Ms. A. permalink
    05/24/2012 8:11 am

    it’s beautiful. how did you pipe your icing on this one?

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