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Gum paste flowers – roses

I have tried making roses many times but up till to date, I’m still not satisfied with how it turned out. However, I think I’ll just leave a note here on how it is done. Then we can all practice to perfect our roses.
Items needed are :
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6 inch stiff wire, tiny hook at the end
tinted gum paste
Rolling pin
Small, medium and large rose petal cutters
Sponge
Stick or ball tool to thin the petal
Water & brush
Calyx cutter
Method :
The night before, prepare the base for the rose as shown in the picture below. Dip the hook end in water before pressing in the gum paste. Let dry.
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Cut out the petals. For one rose, you need 4 small, 5 medium and 7 large petals.
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The arrangement is going to be like this :
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Take the small petals, thin the petal on one side only on the rounded part. Leave the sharp end unthinned. Brush the sharp end with water. Stick one small petal around the base.
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Stick three more small petals around the center. Furl the edges.
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Now the first layer is completed (small petals). Proceed to the 2nd and 3rd layer using the medium and large petals. Each petal must overlapped half of the petal before it.
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2nd layer completed (medium petals) :
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3rd layer completed (large petals) :
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Now for the calyx, roll out green gum paste and cut out with calyx cutter. Thin the edges. Brush the center with water. Push into the wire until it sticks to the base of the rose.
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Make another small round shape. Brush with water and push through the wire again to stick to the calyx. Done !
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Leave the rose hanging upside down for it to dry. Or if you are not using the stiff wire, put the rose in a palette or egg carton so that the petals will have some support, to avoid it from drooping.

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Do give it a try. It’s not that difficult, you only need patience and perseverance till you get it right :) .

Salam,

 

Yasmin says:

Salimah, thanks very much beli buku akak.. my second book insyallah tahun dpn kut keluar. For the gum trag, kat KL ni senang gak nak cari. Kalau buat sendiri gumpaste tu, lagi elok. Sebab yg beli punya tu, kadang lambat sikit nak keras. But anyway, thank you ye.

camaque says:

HI Kak Min, I was at Geylang(Joo Chiat Complex in Singapore), was looking for some religious book….bump into your Book-Kraftangan.Try some interesting design, and it turn up well. Sama atau seakan sama macam dlm buku u.Thank you and Bless to own the book.The instructions… very precise and easy to follow.A big thank you to you.Ada lagi tak buku yg belum saya dapatkan.Kak Min, u can go to my Facebook…Salimah Haji Hassan. Inregards to taraghuta( bahan yg digunakan untuk buat gumpaste,here in S’pore pun tak ada stok diWilton dealer hence terpaksa pakai ready gum paste.)….sigh….Salam Taaruf

Yasmin says:

Salam Mami, cuba guna search box on the right side bar, type “fondant recipe”. Ada I post the resipi before. Tq.

mami kek says:

salam…sya dr sabah.dan amat minat dlm bidang tpi memandangkan sya tinggal di pendalaman,sukar bagi sya tuk mengikuti kelas2 yg di adakan.sya belajar melalui intenet ja.bole tak emailkan sya resepi dan cara membuat fondant.Terima kasih.My email..veronicejohn@gmail.com..

Yasmin says:

Salam Hanom, ada jual kat kedai bahan bakeri mcm Yummy kat Bangi, ICCA kat PJ. You kena google cari adddress kedai depa. It’s branded under Wilton, Satin Ice and ada lagi la a few brands. thanks.

Hanom says:

sori to ask… mana nak dapat gumpaste readymade? and hot to get…

Yasmin says:

Shikin, selalunye utk red akak guna brand Chefmaster, colour Red Red. Thanks.

shikin says:

salam Min,

i nak tanya cam ner u all boleh dapat colour bright red tu. Rasa nyer colouring yang ada tak leh dapat that colour ler. Boleh share tak maklumlah baru nak belajar2 deco.

nicolina says:

it`s beautiful roses .

Min says:

Salam Nur, thanks. So far buat bunga saya byk pakai ready made gum paste. Buat fondant sendiri ok. Tapi gum paste, bahan gum trag susah nak dpt kat KL ni, dan terlampau mahal. Mungkin if Nur ada resepi doh bunga yg ok, boleh jugak share kat sini. Tadi dah try email, tapi bounce. Terima kasih byk.

Nur says:

saya rasa buat doh bunga dan fondant sendiri lagi elok daripada beli yg dah siap .hasilnya lagi memuaskan .kalau x percaya cubalah.atau email saya untuk dapatkan resepi .Bear_yat@yahoo.com

Min says:

Betul tu Zai, malas kadang buat Ros ni. Remeh. I think buttercream roses are so much easier.

zaitgha says:

Min,

Come see mine and they were not as good as yours ha ha ha…..practice practice practice……

Min says:

Could be better, Fabmom. Sometimes the roses turn out ok, sometimes not. :)

fabmom says:

This look perfect to me.

Min says:

Hi Pixie, thanks. Fyi, gum paste flowers will turn very hard, just like the butterflies I did, so most probably won’t be eaten.. just for decoration. But for fondant, yes can be eaten. Pixie, I’m looking forward to read your new blog.

Angeleyes, tq for visiting, hope your cupcakes business is doing well.

Angeleyes says:

That was really nice!
My roses weren’t too real looking coz I cut a lot of steps!
Lazy me! :P

Pixie says:

Simply beautiful- it resembles the real flower; almost too pretty to eat!