Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies

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Gumpaste Pansies

By: Victoria Parent

come in many shades of bright Spring Colors
Violet, Yellow and White are shown here to create the "Classic

pansy1_sm.jpg 1. Using Moss Green Gumpaste Cut Medium sized
Calyx using Mexican Hat method
pansy2_sm.jpg 2. Using Dog
Bone tool, thin and curl tips of calyx
pansy3_sm.jpg 3. Form
small closed hook at end of 24 or 26 gauge wire, dip into gum glue and
insert into calyx – Allow to dry overnight.
pansy4_sm.jpg 4.Cut 4
Large petals. Impress with veining mat. Thin and softly ruffle the edges.
pansy5_sm.jpg 5. Attach
two petals slightly overlapping as shown using GumGlue. %GOOGLE%
pansy6_sm.jpg 6.Attach
last 2 petals in the same manner overlapping the first set slightly
pansy7_sm.jpg 7. Cut
and impress with a veining mat two smaller side petals. Impress with veining
mat, thin edges and attach with gum glue.
pansy8_sm.jpg 8.Cut Bottom
petal. Impress with veining mat. Thin and ruffle only the bottom of the
petal. Attach with Gum Glue.
pansy9_sm.jpg 9. Pierce
holes in the bottom of each indentation of an "apple box carton" to
achieve cupped form when dry.
Thread Pansy wire through and allow to dry overnight.
pansy10_sm.jpg 10.Add
a small upside down " U" of gumpaste to the very center
Using a very fine paint brush and Black Food coloring detail the center
of the pansies "face"
Steam lightly to set colors

About Victoria Parent:

gardenias1_sm.jpg Victoria Parent is currently a Professional Culinary Chef in Toronto
Canada with 15 years Hotel and Restaurant experience. Floral Sugar
Art and Wedding Cakes became her interest only 4 years ago when she
created her very first wedding cake – for her own wedding.
"I had the basic skills of pastry and baking from my years at
the Culinary Academy, but chose to concentrate on Classic Cuisine for
many years."
"When it was time to order my own wedding cake I really wanted a cake that
show-cased exquisite hand made sugar flowers but had difficulty finding anything
I truly loved – so I made my own!
I began 3 months before the big day making over 1000 roses, freesia, sweet peas
and stephanotis in shades of Pink and Ivory "It was extraordinary, a real
labor of love! "That cake is not showcased in my portfolio or anywhere on
my website gallery"…"I’ll never duplicate that design again"…." it
was created from my heart, for my special day."



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