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Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies


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Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies

By: Victoria Parent

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

1. Using Moss Green Gumpaste Cut Medium sized Calyx using Mexican Hat method

2. Using Dog Bone tool, thin and curl tips of calyx

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.

4.Cut 4 Large petals. Impress with veining mat. Thin and softly ruffle the edges.

5. Attach two petals slightly overlapping as shown using GumGlue.

6.Attach last 2 petals in the same manner overlapping the first set slightly

7. Cut and impress with a veining mat two smaller side petals. Impress with veining mat, thin edges and attach with gum glue.

8.Cut Bottom petal. Impress with veining mat. Thin and ruffle only the bottom of the petal. Attach with Gum Glue.

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.

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:



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."





Comments (5)

Thanks so much for posting this. I need to make some pansies this weekend and your photos are extremely helpful.
These are beautiful. I don't have the veiner or cutters in the demo but I will play around with what I have and see what happens....
Thanks for the pictures on how to do this. I have to make 200 of these in smaller form for mini cupcakes. Your pictures are great and will step me through all the way. By the time I am done I should have mastered it in my sleep. FYI, I looked for an hour over the internet, and did not like any of the ways shown how to make them. This was the one I chose.
Great Tutorial on the Pansies Vik. And I loved seeing your Ladyslipper cake topper again.
WOW! This is a great tutorial. Thank you so much!
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