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Step 1
Step 1

You will need 18 roses. (Make extras to allow for breakage.) Tint 16 oz. gum paste red. Make rose bases. Roll a 3/8 in. ball of gum paste into a teardrop shape, 1 1/4 in. high. Make a small hook at one end of a 5 in. wire, 20 gauge. Dip hook into Gum Paste Adhesive and insert halfway into bottom base. Insert wire in craft block and let dry 48 hours.

Step 2
Step 2

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

Step 3
Step 3

Place petals horizontally on thin foam dusted with cornstarch. Soften top petal edge with large ball tool from Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set .

Step 4
Step 4

Brush back of petals from midpoint down with adhesive. Wrap petals around base to form 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 petal edge with ball tool on thin foam. Turn petals over. Add adhesive to bottom half of petals; position and press onto rose base.

Step 6
Step 6

Cut and attach a second row of 5 petals. Brush roses with non-toxic red pastel chalk grated through a tea strainer and let dry.

Step 7
Step 7

For topper base, combine remaining red gum paste with enough fondant to form a 2 in. ball. Shape into a ball half 3 x 1 1/2 in. high. Attach base to 6 in. cake circle covered with waxed paper. Insert roses in base, trimming wires as needed.

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20-gauge green cloth-covered florist wire

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6 in. Cake Circle

6 in. Cake Circle

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Rose Topper is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I guess anything you do with so much fun is always easy. It takes about 3- 5 minutes for me to finish a rose. It took me several hours to make a bunch for a friend's wedding cake, but each rose formed was just so gorgeous time didn't matter, I kept making them. For wedding cakes, it's a "no fail" decoration. One of my best wedding cake ever - and that is of course because of the Rose Topper.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite flower to make. Have made the topper in smaller versions. It's so elegant. I usually have many roses on hand in different colors and sizes so I just have to place them on a cake when needed. I love em'.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE rose toppers! They never fail to make a special cake look so elegant. And you can do an stay of colors anf they will always look great! And a always with making these roses- practice makes perfect! :)
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love gumpaste flowers...i did a smaller verison of this for my 9 yr neices birthday cake...the were done in purple not red (her fav color) and she love it...she said it made her feel like a queen...
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The roses are a bit tough/time consuming to make if you're a beginner however once done, the effort is SO worth it. Gorgeous topper!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little bit of effort but what a great topper and its not hard.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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