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Gum Paste Carnation Zoom

Gum Paste Carnation


A dazzling multi-layered flower that will create an amazing cake-top bouquet.
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Step 1
Step 1

Spread thin film of shortening on Roll & Cut Mat. Roll out a small piece of white gum paste less than 1/16 in. thick. Cut 5 or 6 circles for each carnation using the medium Round Cut-Out. Place 1 circle on thin foam dusted with Dusting Pouch; place others under Practice Board flap. Holding small end of veining tool like a pencil, press heel down at edge of circle and pull out to form a ruffle.

Step 2
Step 2

Continue all the way around circle. Overlap impressions to create a torn ruffled look. Repeat for 2 more ruffled circles.

Step 3
Step 3

Brush center of Carnation Base with gum glue adhesive. Gently press 1 ruffled circle on top of base to attach. Repeat with other 2 ruffled circles.

Step 4
Step 4

Make more ruffled circles following previous steps. Attach each immediately after it is ruffled, until flower is complete. To help place the last petal, fold it around tip of veining tool before inserting petal into center.

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Gum Paste Carnation is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the look of these when they're done right! Make sure you don't roll your fondant too thing--this is the problem I usually have. If it's too thin, you won't be able to wrinkle the edges of each circle without cracking them. You'll also need to work quickly to ensure that your circles don't get too dry before you put them all together. After the flower is dry, I also like to wet the edges of the petals slightly and roll it in some colored shimmer dust. It gives the carnations a two-tone look.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I found this flower to be extremely easy to make. You can turn a multitude of these out in a small amount of time. The "fluffing" portion of the construction can be challenging to get it just right. I found that if you want to use these in a large floral arrangement, whether on a cake or in a regular vase, it's best to insert a floral wire. It makes assembly of the arrangement go faster and easier.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a real crowd pleaser! i had so many people ask how i made these because they couldn't believe that they were made of fondant. not really difficult, but they are time-consuming. and you have to ruffle and place them right so the layers don't fall into the previous one. adding some luster dust to the edges really makes them pop!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting the edge ruffling right takes some practice. I also don't like how they teach you to lay the petals. I find you get a more realistic looking flower if you fold the circle in half before placing it on your base and then overlapping the edges of the other half circles as you build up the flower.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This carnation is much more realistic looking than the buttercream. For a beautiful look, trying making an all-white carnation, let dry, with a q-tip wet the tips of the flower and dip into a bowl of pink or lavendar sugar, shake or blow-off excess sugar.....simply breathtaking.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes a little time to make but very nice looking when completed. As with most of my flowers, I have some made up in white, then depending upon the cake, all I have to do is tint the edges or air brush the flower for color. My wife loves to make this flower.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These are time consuming to make, but beautiful. I use a little bit of luster dust or chalk to give a little punch of color around the edges. Could also use a little bit of color gel with vodka and paint on the edges.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is really easy to do and if you make a little tear in the icing as you are frilling it, it just adds to the effect. Much easier than I thought and looks great with a little lutre dust on them when they are dry.
Date published: 2011-05-21
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