Make flowers and leaves one week in advance. Tint 4 oz. gum paste violet, 1 oz. black and 2 oz. green.
Use violet gum paste, rose cutters and instructions in gum paste flowers set book to make five large and three small briar roses without calyxes, wires and stamens.
Use black gum paste and flower impression mat to make a gerbera daisy center for each flower. Prepare gum glue adhesive following recipe directions. Attach petals and center. Let dry overnight in cornstarch-dusted flower forming cups (Use heavy-duty foil to make additional cups, if necessary.)
Use green gum paste, cutters, and hydrangea leaf instructions in gum paste flowers set book to make four hydrangea leaves and seven large rose leaves, all without wires. Let dry overnight in cornstarch-dusted wave flower formers.