You can purchase a set of cookie cutters from any kitchen store, this set of 5 was around $6. hold the cutter at the joint and give a squeeze to make it into a tear drop shape.
For roses soften the round edge and make your petals for the flower.
For peonies, knick the round edge at a few places, then frill with toothpick and proceed making the flower.
For the calla lily, point side up, soften edge, and pull point a little with ball tool, then place on cone to shape the lily.
Below are the cutters used and the flowers I made.

List of Materials

  • Round cookie cutters,gumpaste,ballingtool,toothpick,foampad,wire,


Place cutter on a level surface hold where the joint is and in squeeze gently to shape into a teardrop.
Below a brief tutorial for a peony.


Petals are cut with the desired size. For the peony 3 different sizes were used.
The first 3 cut with the smallest cutter.


Each petal is knicked at 3 or 4 places , doesn’t have to be even, some can have deeper v’s.


Thin on a foam pad with a toothpick, placing your index fingure on the t/pick in the middle and rolling it back and forth.
This ruffles the petal at different points.


Attach the small petals closely onto a gumpaste ball which has been dried with a wire through it OR you can use a strofoam ball with a wire glued through it.


Continue adding 5 more petal in the same size.


I allowed to dry for 20 mins and then dusted with pink colour.
Cut 5 petals in the next size up. ruffle the edges and place in tablespoons to dry for 5 minutes or so before gluing on at the base only.
Dust with colour.


Cut 7 petals in the 3rd size up.
Thin and ruffle, thread wire in the centre, place in tablespoons to dry overnight.
Dust with colour .Attach with tape around the formed flower.


These are the roses with the same cutters.


These are the calla lilies with the same cutters.



mymyb Says... 2012-02-17 12:35:11

Great tutorial, thank you! I have done tons of peonies, never thought of doing them out of a rose petal cutter, would have saved me tons of money! And the drying in a tablespoon is brilliant too! Thank you :-)

zuckerblumen Says... 2012-02-17 12:46:14

We need more people like you!!!! Thanks!!! :D

Niki3795 Says... 2012-02-17 14:17:47

Thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial!! I agree with the above comment also!! Just got a set of round cutters out, new project for the weekend! Thanks again!

TriciaLadybug Says... 2012-02-18 16:34:07

thank you!

lisad87 Says... 2012-02-19 05:31:36

Thank you so much! This is GREAT! I have been working on roses and ordered some cutters but they weren't as big as I thought they would be. Now that I have seen this, I will be making more out of my round cutters. Thanks again!

Awele Says... 2012-02-20 05:13:24

Thanks alot for this tutorial, never knew roses could be made out of round cutters.

margaretcarter Says... 2012-02-20 14:24:43


CakesbyCara Says... 2012-02-20 18:47:15

WOW. great tutorial thanks so much!!!

mamapastel Says... 2012-02-21 07:07:43

Thanks, I have been wanting to buy some peony cutters! This makes things easier. I already have these cutters! :)

cakelady2266 Says... 2012-02-21 09:16:15

Outstanding!!!!! This is a great tutorial. This will save me time and money. I hate having to buy one cutter that does only one thing. Thanks so much

gaviota4fly Says... 2012-02-24 22:24:42

Wonderful tutorial!!!!!!! Thanks!!! I learn something new everyday in CC!!!

Noura80 Says... 2012-02-26 21:51:42

Thanx a lot for the tutorial.

abakedromance Says... 2012-02-27 16:55:25

where can i buy these cutters ?

sweettooth101 Says... 2012-02-28 04:52:23

Glad the tutorial is of benefit to all of you, I have learnt soooo much on cake central that I wished I could give back something. I bought the cookie cutters from kitchen plus, they come as a set of 5 in a round tin.

Graciouscakes Says... 2012-03-15 10:01:10

Thumbs up thanks in a million

soniasantos Says... 2012-04-07 02:31:18

Lots of thanks!

sugarempress Says... 2012-06-01 06:23:31

You're so amazing.......thanks a million!

ailika Says... 2012-07-08 16:16:30

thank you for the tutorial

kmgcakes Says... 2012-08-22 08:58:13

Thanks you so much! Every rose cutter I've seen isn't big enough for the roses I want to make! And I love peonies but have always been too intimidated to try them! New project for this weekend! :D

salenuf Says... 2012-10-11 19:05:13

You are brilliant!

alliyah Says... 2012-10-15 01:38:32

Fantastic tutorial. love everything that saves money.. thank you so much

yonatmadai Says... 2015-03-19 15:47:21

Hi, how can i buy the cutters? I'm from israel. Thank you. Yonat

sweettooth101 Says... 2015-03-19 21:37:21

Hi Yonat, any kitchen store would have round cookie cutters in different sizes. Are you in Isreal at the moment, I am not sure what kind of stores are there.

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