Hi guys!

I had been asked by some of you guys to do a tutorial on my roses so here goes my first attempt and please excuse me if it is not properly done.

To make it more colourful I tried a Rainbow rose.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I’m not an expert , I learnt making my initial roses from Edna de la cruz’s tutorial ( Thank you Edna; if mine is confusing you can always refer to hers) and I am learning from every cake I make :) .

Regards Sasi

List of Materials

  • Gumpaste
  • Rolling pin, and board
  • Ball Tool
  • Circle Cutters
  • Water and paint brush
  • Corn starch
  • Thick and Thin sponge
  • Tooth pick
  • Flower wire (thick enough to hold the weight of the rose)


1) Tools with dried cone shaped gumpaste on a hooked wire # 20. This was done the previous night


2) Roll out gumpaste really thin and cut 2 medium circles. Thin out edges using Ball tool and Thin sponge


3) Now flip the circle onto the thicker sponge and use the ball tool to thin the middle of the circle a bit( circular motion) and pull one end( it it sticks dip the ball tool in corn starch and try again. Be gentle don’t break the petal)


4) Stick the 2 petals to the cone shaped centre as shown using tiny bit of water ( on a paint brush). Curl and adjust the edges so that it looks like a rose (bud)


5) Colour petals as required ( gumpaste can be coloured in advance too, For the rainbow rose : I painted the red centre and the next row( Orange), Used yellow Petal dust for the third row, Coloured the gumpaste for the rest of the rows. Dusted the final rose with silver luster dust). Let it dry for few hours. Now cut 3 medium circles and do as before ( Steps 2-4)


6) Let it dry for couple of hours(longer it dries the better). Now cut 5 medium circles, do as before but before sticking it on use the ball tool to thin the middle of the circle a bit (circular motion) and pull one end and then turn over curl/bend the opposite edges using a toothpick as shown. Now it should look like petals


7) Continue increasing the petals in odd numbers and colour as required and also change to a larger circle cutter every 2-3 rows . Curl and adjust the edges so that it looks like a rose. When working with gumpaste you have to be fast, it dries faster than fondant.


Hope this tutorial was helpful, HAVE FUN. Here are different samples of my other roses using the same circle cutters



lulu07 Says... 22 Aug 2012 , 3:51pm

Lovely roses. Thank you for the tutorial

SSN_sweets Says... 23 Aug 2012 , 2:04am

Thank you . You are welcome lulu07. Hope it was helpful.

MissKatieCakes Says... 26 Aug 2012 , 5:51pm

Thank you so much for sharing. I have recently discovered Edna de la Cruz's tutorials-they are fabulous. Your flowers are beautiful .

SSN_sweets Says... 27 Aug 2012 , 3:58am

Your are welcome MissKatieCakes and Thank you for your lovely comment.

quen Says... 27 Aug 2012 , 11:36am

thanks for sharing. It will be of real help :)

SSN_sweets Says... 27 Aug 2012 , 7:50pm

You are welcome Quen.Glad to be of help :-)

dawnbakescakes Says... 29 Aug 2012 , 8:52pm

fantastic ... i have circle cutters and i need to do a large rose for a wedding cake next month thank you so much for sharing this!!!!

SSN_sweets Says... 30 Aug 2012 , 2:14am

Glad that I have been of help Dawn, If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and Good luck with your rose

cakechic87 Says... 3 Sep 2012 , 5:32am

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

cakechic87 Says... 3 Sep 2012 , 5:35am

What gauge wire do you use for these roses?

SSN_sweets Says... 3 Sep 2012 , 5:08pm

You are welcome and thank you cakechic87. Used #20 gauge ( I think it is around 0.91mm in dia )

BobbiT Says... 6 Sep 2012 , 11:44pm

Thank you. They are really pretty.

SSN_sweets Says... 7 Sep 2012 , 3:40am

You are welcome and thank you for your lovely comment BobbiT

Nanthivy Says... 7 Sep 2012 , 4:19am

Great job done. Very beautiful. Love to see the video of making this rose, as i want to see you fixing the petals. Please upload a video.

thanks for the tutorial.

Charmaine49 Says... 7 Sep 2012 , 2:55pm

Thank you for this tutorial....I really need to try this as I battle at times with roses... Hope mine can come out as stunning as yours...

SSN_sweets Says... 8 Sep 2012 , 2:51am

Nanthivy and Charmaine49 your compliments are greatly appreciated. Thank you. I will try to do a video tutorial when I get a chance at the moment I am a bit flat out trying to plan and do couple of cakes Nanthivy. Good luck with your roses Charmaine49, I am sure they will come out great :-)

liszy Says... 8 Sep 2012 , 8:08am

thank you for share your beautiful rose tutorial

ivory_affie Says... 8 Sep 2012 , 3:20pm

Your roses are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. x

SSN_sweets Says... 11 Sep 2012 , 6:05am

You are welcome liszy and ivory_affie. Very happy that it will be helpful

Lucky6 Says... 30 Sep 2012 , 4:44pm

Thank you just what I was looking for

SSN_sweets Says... 1 Oct 2012 , 4:04am

Very glad to be of help Lucky6

cakemom3956 Says... 13 Oct 2012 , 1:07pm

Thank you!! I'm just trying to learn sugarflowers!! This will help me a great deal; I can't wait to try them. Do you make your own gumpaste?

Jucelia Says... 17 Oct 2012 , 6:25am

Simplesmente espectacular!!

rstincer Says... 22 Oct 2012 , 7:41am

Hi, I've wanted to learn flowers, but don't understand the difference between gumpaste and fondant. What is the difference? And can I make my own gumpaste? thank you.

Lyma Says... 22 Oct 2012 , 12:35pm

Love this! You made it look so effortless :) Thanks for sharing :)

Pearloso Says... 23 Oct 2012 , 11:26am

Your roses are GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!!! :) I look forward in seeing some more....

swtmom Says... 19 Mar 2015 , 6:57am

thank you so much dear for the tutorial!

tonedna Says... 20 Mar 2015 , 10:31pm

Thanks MissKatieCakes!

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