OK, I'm still at it, practicing making gum-paste flowers. This is my favorite flower, the peony. This puppy doesn't have wires in the petals. I used Wilton nested flower cutters. A 1" styrofoam ball was used in the center. A tooth pick to roll out the petal edges. Finally the last row, I used a Wilton 6 petal cookie cutter. The same way like making a carnation, only bigger. I'm still wire and petal challenged (LOL)!!! Thanks for looking!