I made some paper dahlias last week, so I decided to make one out of gumpaste to go with them. I started with a 1″ styrofoam ball center on a wire, covered it with some gumpaste, then used a sunflower/gerbera cutter to cut out some small petals to put around the ball. Extend them up onto the center, […]
Cake Flower Tutorials
I was making some polymer clay items, so I took photos to show the process. I’ll go through the process for polymer clay, but this will work exactly the same for gumpaste. The cutters that I used are from Sugar Art Studio, which has a lot of good, specialized cutters for specific flowers. How to make a large succulent.
I’m making a large dahlia-type flower for an upcoming event and I wanted to make it multiple shades of orange. By doing that It would give it a depth that a single shade wouldn’t have had. I still plan to dust the tips when I’m done, but here’s the process of making the petals. Make
Okay…we all know that purple is the most heinous of colors because of its tendency to fade and change colors. The best way to get around this is to dust whatever it is that you want to stay purple. These hydrangeas started out lavender. I dusted them first with a lighter purple/lavender color. Then you
You have to love the requests that little kids make for their birthday cakes…I recently had a request from a customer whose young child asked for “a strawberry cake with strawberry icing and icing strawberries and an icing dandelion sitting on the top of it.” I already had the “icing strawberries” in my shop, so
When you’re making wafer paper flowers, you might want to vein the petals. This is one way to do it, and it gives you deep and permanent veins in the paper. This is a simple, low effort method and it’s really easy, but it’s not the only way to do it. You can also use