Heart Petal Fantasy Flowers with Metallics

The delicate brush of gold on these fantasy flowers gives a luxurious finish that will be perfect for any special occasion. Tutorial by Emma Burrows.

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The delicate brush of gold on these fantasy flowers gives a luxurious finish that will be perfect for any special occasion. Tutorial by Emma Burrows.

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • airbrush colour: gold (Magic Colours)
  • gel colours: navy and ice blue (Magic Colours)
  • 50g of modelling paste or flower paste
  • rolling pin
  • 6x of 22 gauge green florist wire
  • 40 stamens
  • edible glue
  • heart cutter 5-6 cm
  • petal veiner or cocktail stick
  • foam pad
  • ball tool
  • fine paint brushes used only for food
  • green florist tape
  • tweezers

1

Colour a walnut sized piece of modelling or flower paste with Magic Colours navy. Thinly roll out a small piece, dip the end of a wire into edible glue and it place onto one end then fold the paste back over to cover the wire.

2

Roll out from the sides and top of the wire to thin the paste, being careful not to roll over the wire, then cut out the heart shape. The wire should be nearly at the top of the petal.

3

Roll a veining tool over the petal or use a cocktail stick to create some light ridges. Lift the petal onto a foam pad and gently thin the edges with a ball tool half on and half off the edge of the petal.

4

Gently bend the wire to curve the petal and place in the flower forming cup. Repeat for all five petals and leave to dry overnight.

5

Take the last wire and bend a small hook in one end. Dip the hook into some edible glue and cover it with a small piece of modelling paste. Give it a slightly pointed tip and texture it with a star piping tip then paint it gold and leave to dry.

6

Dip and paint the stamens with the gold paint and leave to dry on a piece of foil.

7

Edge the petals with a little gold and add some lines to the centre of the petal following the lines of the veiner.

8

Cut a piece of florist tape in half along the length and wrap the wire of the flower centre. Bend the stamens halfway up and wrap these onto the centre wire a few at a time.

9

Arrange the stamens with tweezers so they are evenly spread out.

10

Attach the petals one at a time evenly around the centre, overlapping them slightly.

11

The finished flower should be open and even. Insert the posy pick into the large cake and secure the flower into it with a little modelling paste if necessary to secure. Add some ribbon to the board to finish.

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