How To Make Easy Pulled Sugar Filler Flowers For Cake Decorating


These are some simple pinch flowers. (Some people call them “pulled sugar flowers” but the word “pinch” is so much better.)

They’re all made pretty much the same way, so you can shape the petals as you need them.


fast and easy pulled flowers for cakes

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How to make the flowers.

making pulled flowers

These can be made from fondant with tylose, or from gumpaste. Plain fondant might be too soft to keep its shape well, but if it will dry relatively quickly it can also work.

Start with a cone of gumpaste and press a small indent into the center with a rounded dowel or the end of a paintbrush.


making pulled flowers

Cut four (or five) sections about 1/4″ long with a pair of scissors.



making pulled flowers

Put a hooked wire into the center and press the gumpaste around it to secure the wire.


making pulled flowers

Pinch the sections to flatten them out a little.


making pulled flowers

Shape the petals by cupping them between your forefinger and thumb…




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…or by leaving them more convex and rounded…


making pulled flowers


Or if you use five petals, make them pointy to do a stephanotis…



making pulled flowers

You can add a pearl center to make them look like the florist flowers in bouquets.


making pulled flowers

These are simple to make and fairly quick, too.

Once you get the hang of making them you can make a bunch and save them to use as filler flowers in multiple cake designs.


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