I decided to create this very easy and simple tutorial to demonstrate an easier way (at least for me) of creating this flower rather than doing the petal by petal process and the outcome is just as stunning. Enjoy!

List of Materials

  • Rose petal cutter
  • gumpaste
  • ball tool
  • flower veiner
  • flower shaping dish or egg carton
  • floral wire

Roll out a piece of gum paste or fondant mixed with tylose and cut with the rose cutter

Soften the edges with your ball tool

Use a flower veiner to give texture to the petals. If you don’t have a veiner you can use a toothpick or a fondant tool that is shaped like a fan


Place the flower in a flower shaping dish. I use an egg carton and it works great. Use paper towel under the petals to keep them from drooping. Allow the flower to dry overnight or several days


Roll out a piece of gum paste and insert floral wire. Allow it to dry overnight and glue to the center of the flower


Color the flower by using your airbrush and petal dust. If you don’t have an airbrush you can use the color mist cans available at the hobby or cake supply stores.


lyndim Says... 21 Mar 2012 , 4:42pm

Thanks. Can't wait to try these, they look beautiful!

Annabakescakes Says... 21 Mar 2012 , 9:40pm

love them! much simpler!

Niki3795 Says... 22 Mar 2012 , 7:00am

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, i've tried the individual petal method and they've never really come together the way I wanted them to. I can't wait to try your MUCH easier method!! Thanks again!!

zuckerblumen Says... 22 Mar 2012 , 3:03pm

Thank you...this would be very helpful!!! :)

sALLI Says... 22 Mar 2012 , 3:46pm

Thanks for sharing this

jeartist Says... 23 Mar 2012 , 7:31am

What brand rose petal cutter please?

Paricus Says... 27 Mar 2012 , 10:00am

This is great! Thanks for sharing.

angelica74 Says... 28 Mar 2012 , 4:28pm

thanks for sharing these.they really look beautiful.surely, i will try my hands on it

samicakesny Says... 29 Mar 2012 , 7:38am

Lovely! I'm so intimidated by flowers, can't wait to try.

Angelfire3 Says... 3 Apr 2012 , 10:58am

Hi! These are beautiful & I love the Hibiscus flower. I have a question, do you insert the floral wire after the flower has dried or before? The reason I ask is b/c if I were to insert wire into harden gumpaste, it'll crack (Been there & done it). Thanks!

estybaby72 Says... 4 Apr 2012 , 1:53pm

This instructions are down to earth, txs 4 sharing.

MayWest Says... 10 Apr 2012 , 9:07am

I am so happy to hear this is a useful tutorial. Angelfire3, You are corrrect. You can use the floral wire to make a lttle hole in the center of the flower before it dries.

imnamor95 Says... 24 Apr 2012 , 3:23am

Question...do I have to use a bigger rose petal cutter or a certain size because the one I have I don't think will make flowers as big as this. :)

MayWest Says... 28 Apr 2012 , 11:39am

imnamor95, it all depends on the size of the cake. I've used both, large flower petal cutter and small as shown on the tutorial picture.

madeitwithlove Says... 9 May 2012 , 2:25am

Beauiful! tnxs for sharing.

kmgcakes Says... 22 Aug 2012 , 9:11am

This is great! I've always wanted to try one and now I can! Yay! 8D

Robin3267 Says... 21 Sep 2012 , 8:42am

can't wait to try them!

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