Glitzy Rainbow Rose Tutorial Using Circle cutters


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


Comments (28)


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!!!!


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


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.


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...


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 :-)


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?


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.