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Gum Paste Rose


Individual hand-shaped petals are the secret to the incredible realism of Gum Paste Roses. Gum paste can be rolled very thin, yet hold its shape. As a result, your flowers will have texture and form that rivals nature.
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Step 1
Step 1

Make rose bases. Roll a 5/8 in. ball of gum paste and form into a teardrop shape, 1 1/4 in. high. Dip toothpick in adhesive and insert in bottom of base. Insert toothpick in craft block and let dry 48 hours.

Step 2
Step 2

Roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick. For 20 small roses, use tulip petal cutter from Flower Making Set to cut 1 petal for each; cut petal into 3 separate petals.

Step 3
Step 3

Place petals horizontally on thin foam dusted with cornstarch. Soften top petal edge with medium ball tool from Fondant Gumpaste Tool set.

Step 4
Step 4

Brush back of petals from midpoint down with adhesive. Wrap petals around base to form the bud for each rose.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut another set of 3 petals to add to each base. Slightly widen and elongate each petal using modeling stick. Turn petals so the rounded end is the top of petal and the point is the bottom. Soften top half of petal edge with ball tool on thin foam. Turn petals over. Add adhesive to bottom half of petals; position and press into rose base. This completes the small rose.

Step 6
Step 6

For medium and large roses, cut and attach a second row of 5 petals. For larger roses, cut and attach a third row of 7 petals.

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Gum Paste Rose is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After you get a hang of these, they become a breeze. When I make them, I like to have a bit of shortening on my hands to help keep the gum paste moist. I also try to press together each layer of petals as I go from one layer to the next, as this tends to prevent the petal layers from falling off the center. I dry the flowers on the toothpick and stick it into an old egg carton to hold it into place. These keep forever, as long as they are stored in a container to keep dust off.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I prefer using gum paste over using fondant for flowers. I get a much thinner and daintier flower. I have used the gum paste rose cutters as well as the fondant rose cutters. The gum paste rose cutters make more of a wild rose whereas the fondant fose cutters make more of a tea rose. I like keeping both types of roses on hand and use them both for rose of flower bunches on cakes. Using both kinds gives an added dimention to the bouquet.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These roses are so life like because I can roll the gumpaste so much thinner than fondant. It's so important to let the bases dry ahead of time as suggested! If you don't color the gumpaste before making the petals, luster dust and chalk really go a long way in making these flowers look great. These will last a long time, I have some in my "baking" cabinet that have been there since the end of last year!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALMOST perfect I love making these. HOWEVER - I'd like to make the center look like the medium white or red roses that Wilton sells. In the center of the pre-made roses, the two innermost petals are curled around one another, which looks more realistic to me. I'd LOVE to know how they do that! http://www.wilton.com/red-rose-medium-icing-decorations/710-1491.html#q=medium+rose&start=6
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first experience with making the Gum Paste Roses was for my Daughter's 16 Birthday. I wanted to make her a four tiered cake with roses, after going through chemo. I wanted her 16th Birthday to be special. The cake turned out wonderful. The directions are easy to follow. The roses turned out beautiful. I have told numerous people how easy they were to make.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Although practice makes perfect, these roses always look beautiful on a cake. I love using petal dusters to give it more depth into the petals. Shelf life is great too so you can make a bunch at a time and keep them safe for future cakes
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This flower looks so good when it is done it is well worth the effort. I find it so much easier than making roses with buttercream or royal icing. And this little beauty stands up to a bit of handling too.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the look of this flower! It is easy to make after you make it a few times! I had little to no problems using this technique! The rose looks great by itself with leaves or in clusters with leaves!
Date published: 2010-12-03
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