White Chocolate Paste - For Making Roses

I have made many cakes using white chocolate roses. Many have asked me for the recipe, so here it is. This is the recipe for the white chocolate paste using Australian ingredients. We were given this recipe at a cake decorating worshop in Melbourne Australia.

White Chocolate Paste – For Making Roses


  • 500g White Chocolate Buttons
  • 150g Liquid Glucose
  • 50g Liquid Sugar **
  • **Liquid sugar is made by mixing 2 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar in a saucepan and simmering for 3 minutes until thorougly melted


  1. 1. Method Gently Melt Chocolate in double boiler.
  2. 2. Combine Liquid Sugar and Glucose in a pan and warm, do not simmer or boil.
  3. 3. Add to Chocolate, Stir fast and mix well
  4. 4. Store in a ziplock bag overnight, but do not refrigerate.
  5. 5. Once the paste is completely cooled , it will feel rather hard, while still in the bag, hold it in your hands and warm it, dont put it in the microwave, just warm it with your hands, until it becomes pliable, and then you can start with the rose.
  6. I make a bud on a dowel just like I would do a regular rose on a wire, but there is no need to let it dry. Flatten bits of paste between your fingers, and cut petals. With the tips of your fingers press the edges of the petals to make them thinner. I do 2 petals around the bud, then three, then five.
  7. Below are some instructions off the net to do chocolate roses, these are not exactly how i do mine, but without pictures it’s very hard to explain.
  8. These methods will still work well for making them, i have not tried their recipes though.
  9. http://www.pastrychef.com/htmlpages/recipes/rose.html
  10. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Candy/ChocolateRoses.htm

Comments (5)


great recipe; i only found that it became too soft, so i had to work it very quickly. and had to put it in the fridge in intervals because it just wouldnt harden. tried wrapping my hands around a glass of ice water and everything. apart from that fantstic.. will probably continure to use this for sure.