Gumpaste roses

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Nothing much has been happening this past few days. Just resting at home, trying to catch up on sleep and tv. Got a message from a friend requesting for gumpaste roses urgently. So I sat down in my kitchen and made these roses, while watching endless Malay, Indon and Spanish soap operas. (wish I have Astro in my kitchen !) Anyway, here are the roses :


And the colour & petal dust used.

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The colour is about RM20 plus which I bought from Pastrypro, Kepong (Chefmaster, “Red-red” Aqua gel colour). I got the petal dust online from Sugarflaire.

Before I sign off, here’s a lovely poem on Roses. :cry: (very unlike me, to have poem in my blog..well, there’s always a first time.)

Valentine’s Roses Author Unknown

  • Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose.

    And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows.

    The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door.

    The card said, “Be my Valentine,” like all the years before.

  • Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say,
    “I love you even more this year, than last year on this day.”
    “My love for you will always grow, with every passing year.”
    She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.

  • She thought, “He’d ordered roses in advance before this day.”
    Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away.
    He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
    Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.

  • She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase.
    Then sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
    She would sit for hours, in her husband’s favorite chair.
    While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there.

  • A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate.
    With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate.
    Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before,
    The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.

  • She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock.
    Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop.
    The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain,
    Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

  • “I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago,”
    The owner said, “I knew you’d call, and you would want to know.
    The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance.
    Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance.”

  • “There is a standing order, that I have on file down here,
    And he has paid, well in advance, you’ll get them every year.
    There also is another thing, that I think you should know,
    He wrote a special little card…he did this years ago.”

  • “Then, should ever, I find out that he’s no longer here,
    That’s the card…that should be sent, to you the following year.”
    She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
    Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card.

  • Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note.
    Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote…
    “Hello my love, I know it’s been a year since I’ve been gone,
    I hope it hasn’t been too hard for you to overcome.”

  • “I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
    For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
    The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
    I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife.”

  • “You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need.
    I know it’s only been a year, but please try not to grieve.
    I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
    That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.”

  • “When you get these roses, think of all the happiness,
    That we had together, and how both of us were blessed.
    I have always loved you and I know I always will.
    But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still.”

  • “Please…try to find happiness, while living out your days.
    I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
    The roses will come every year, and they will only stop,
    When your door’s not answered, when the florist stops to knock.”

  • “He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
    But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt,
    To take the roses to the place, where I’ve instructed him,
    And place the roses where we are, together once again.”


Yasmin says:

Salam Jamie, sorry akak tak ambik order utk buat bunga. Tq.

jamie says:

Hi K.Min, nak tanya kalau sy nak order gum paste roses k.min buat tak? K.min charge mcm mana ek?

those are lovely roses.. same as your poem..

kuireena says:

Bah K.Min, apa lagi, a 2nd decoder la for the kitchen..hehehe. Sambil baking sambil tgk Astro, fuhh.. mmg heaven..

BTW, miss looking at ur beautiful creation. I asyik kena buat assignments je sampai mata pun naik bulau..hehe

gina says:

Min, I still find that red roses stands out the best and the most beautiful. I also use Chef Master’s Red to make deep red sugar paste. I love your roses, all are even and so elegant.

Ana says:

Salam Min, berkenannya tengok roses tu….cam real ye…

AQis@Taiping says:

k minnn..cantiklaa bunga ros tuuu..datang blaja bleh ke hehehhe…

Kak Ida says:

Hi Min, D roses is lovely and beautiful. The poem is also great….
are you alright?…. macam penat aja dah makan ginseng itu ke..
belum…need more just call ok…take care

Nanie says:

Kak Min..

Nanie suke kedua2nya.. Nanie suke roses Kak Min, cantik sgt.. Nanie suke poem tuh jugak, sgt menyentuh ati..

Min says:

Hai hai all, thanks for the comments. Roses tu in real life tak la merah menyala sesangat, I think photo tu kena adjust sikit kut.. anyway, the method of making roses is given somewhere under category “Gumpaste projects”. Maybe you can try it.

Wiz, I’m feeling very well, thank you. Probably the poem gave me teary eyes :) .

Linda says:

woo kak min… roses tu mmg menariksss… tp poem mmg menyentuh hati betullah…

wiz says:

Those are some of the loveliest roses I have seen.

Are you alright? You sound a bit pensive.

Take care.

intan says:

Kak Min!
i cried when i read the poem…so touching…
btw, ur roses are luvly….just like the real ones!

Kamsiah bte Ajing says:

Min, roses yang u buat sungguh cantik, they look real. I wish I could do it. Sayang saya jauh di Sandakan, Sabah kalau dekat2 tentu saya selalu jumpa u untuk belajar. I love your work lah ……

fabmom says:

min, selamba ja kau buat ni sambil tengok2 tv kan..bright eye candy !

Wan says:

Kak min, your roses just like real ones. The vibrant colours tu cantek sangat

ah mat gebu says:

Min….roses u tu soo sweet laa, merah dia terang..ishh kalau sesiapa tengok boleh terkenang2…hahaha tak bleyyy tido malam wooooo!!!!

rani says:

sangat cantek!!!!merah menyala lagi!!! want to attent ur class…