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Gum Paste Flowers and Leaves

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Divide gum paste recipe into 4ths. Tint 1/4 Kelly Green/Moss Green combination and cut 40 leaves using cutter from Step-saving Rose Bouquet Flower Cutter Set (make extra to allow for breakage). Place leaves on thin foam and imprint veins using veining tool. Let dry in various positions on crumpled foil or bubble wrap dusted with cornstarch. Divide remaining gum paste in half; tint half light rose, half light violet. Cut 25 flowers in each color using small rose cutter from Step-saving set (make extras to allow for breakage). Using sharp knife, cut a 1/4 in. slit toward center on each petal division. Place flowers on thin foam; ruffle petal edges with ball tool. Let flowers dry in cornstarch-dusted cavities of Candy Melting Plate. Using dry brush, dust flowers and leaves with chalk grated through tea strainer. Pipe tip 2 dot centers in flowers. Set aside.

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Gum Paste Flowers and Leaves is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love to make the gum paste flowers and leaves. To me, they are so much easier than butter cream or royal icing; so attractive. I too put them in egg crates to dry but I have also put them right on the fondant and they come out looking very natural. Then I go back and put the dots in the centers. Great looking flowers and leaves.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gumpaste and fondant are so much fun to work with and the results are long lasting and elegant. I like to use egg crates they are easy to store and keep my flowers protected. If you get a chance to take a fondant class it is well worth the time. I learned some great techniques and have been experimenting ever since.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once you have worked with gumpaste these are quick and easy flowers to make. I have found that using miniature muffin tins work well for drying these flowers. Especially when you are making a lot. Or even egg crates. For the muffin tin, be sure to dust with corn starch first.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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