Start with the base. Make a 3/4 in. diameter ball of candy clay and mold a cone approximately 1 1/2 in. high.
Make petals. Flatten a 3/8 in. ball of candy clay into a circular petal about 1/4 in. thick on one side and about the diameter of a dime. Make several petals this size.
Wrap first petal around the point of the cone to form a bud. Press 3 more petals around the base of the bud. Gently pinch edges of petals.
Make 5 more petals using slightly larger balls of candy clay. Flatten, then thin edge with finger and cup petals. Press these petals under first row of petals. Continue adding petals, placing them in between and slightly lower than previous row. For a fuller flower, continue adding petals in this manner.