Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How do I make rose petals to go on top of a cake? Out of gum paste?

Hi!!!!! You all have been SO helpful today with answering my questions about cake decorating! So I have one more for ya! How on earth do I go about making petals to go on a cake? JUST LIKE THIS ONE: http://www.floralkeepsakesofireland.com/...

I'm assuming that I use gum paste... but:

1. How do I shape it into that shape?

2. And what can I use to paint them with?

3. Can I use food coloring and water and brush it on to the dried petals once I have them formed?

4. Should I use something similar to this to form them? http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/phot...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! As always, I'll pick a best answer tonight!

How do I make rose petals to go on top of a cake? Out of gum paste?
This site has pretty good directions for making rose petals out of gum paste. They use pre-colored gum paste, though. I'd imagine you could tint them like the ones in your picture with a soft brush and some food coloring that's been thinned with a little water:

Reply:Vodka does make more sense, come to think of it. Someone drank all mine though...oops, it was me. LOL

Good luck with the cake! Report It

Reply:Make the rose out of marzipan (almond paste) and use food coloring.

Also, I've seen cake decorators use the frosting to make roses which they then transfer to to cake.

Edit... I looked at your pictures. The cake looked like they were decorated with real rose petals....


Yes, rose petals are edible. The one's on the cake were probably dipped in a sugar solution too.

Here's a link to gum paste rose petals: http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpas...
Reply:Since rose petals are edible, why not use the real thing? It would be dramatic and much more interesting.
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Reply:Good ahead and use REAL rose petals. They're edible!! You can even sugar the petals to make them sweet.

Simply dilute either pasteurized eggs or meringue powder with water. Paint on a thin layer of the egg wash. Sprinkle with superfine sugar and let them air-dry on parchment paper. I recommend using a pair of tweezers to handle the petals.

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