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.
Continue all the way around circle. Overlap impressions to create a torn ruffled look. Repeat for 2 more ruffled circles.
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.
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.
Rated 4 out of
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
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
Rated 4 out of
This flower is a little harder to get right. Once you get the idea of the ruffles and how to make it look nice it turns out much better. I love to add sparkle dust to the edges to give it a little bit of color.