Ruffled Gumpaste Flowers
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.
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.
I 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.
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!