Quick Hibiscus Tutorial

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.

Comments (21)


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!!


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!


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.


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. :)


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.


Oh my goodness, you saved the day. ALL my royal icing hibiscus flowers BROKE! I just cut the shape out of fondant and i think it’s going to work. I can’t believe how much easier this is.  You totally saved my tail for this weekend’s cake order.