How to Make Sugarpaste Roses and Leaves

These dusky pink roses and leaves that will add a touch of romance and glamour to any cakes. Tutorial by Veronica Seta.

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These dusky pink roses and leaves will add a touch of romance and glamour to any cakes. Tutorial by Veronica Seta.

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • 300g gum paste
  • dusting colours: foliage green, forest green, ruby, burgundy, yellow autumn (Sugarflair)
  • glaze
  • edible glue
  • CelPad
  • Airbrush
  • rose petal and leaf veiner (Roberta Serafini Sugar Flowers)
  • rose petal cutter set (Decora)
  • rose leaf cutter (FMM)
  • paint brushes
  • ball tool
  • rolling pin
  • non-slip mat
  • 26 gauge floral wires (Culpitt)
  • pale green and white floral tape
  • flower cutter
  • rose calyx cutter (Decora)
  • small pair of scissors

1

Insert a 26 gauge floral wire in a small styrofoam bud. Twist it at its base.

2

Colour a small amount of gum paste ruby. With a flower cutter, cute a flower and on a Celepad, thin its edges witha ball tool.

3

Spread a bit of edible glue on the bud, insert it through the centre of flower and stick the petals around the bud.

4

Roll out a small amount of gum paste very thin, choose the second size cutter of the rose petal cutter set and cut three petals. Thin their edges on a Celpad using a ball tool.

5

Spread a little bit of edible glue on the petals and stick them around the bud.

6

Choose size 3 from the rose cutter set and cut three more petals. Stick the petals around the previous ones as prepared in step 4.

7

Make a sausage shape with light ruby coloured gum paste. Roll over the paste with a smallrolling pin and on a Celboard. Cut five rose petals with the size 3 cutter. Insert a moistened 26 gauge floral wire in them. Put the petals on a Celpad and roll their edges with the ball tooll then press the petals in teh rose veiner. Let them dry in plastic spoons to form their shape.

8

Assemble the five petals around the bud and fix them with pale green floral tape. Prepare six small roses and dust their edges burgundy with a flat paint brush.

9

Roll out a small amount of light green coloured gum paste very thin. Cut the calyx. With a small pair of scissors cut the edges of the calyx and thin them with the ball tool on Celpad. Dust the calyx with floiage green mixed with yellow autumn. Spread a very small amount of edible glue at its centre, insert the rose through it and stick it to the rose base.

10

Make a sausage shape with white gum paste. Roll over the paste with a small rolling pin and on a Celboard. Cut the rose leaves following the shape of the rose leaf veiner. Insert a moistenend 26 gauge floral wire. Put the leaves on a CelPad and roll their edges with the ball tool. Place the leaves in the veiner and press. Prepare fourteen leaves.

11

Airbrush the rose leaves mixing yellow and green and when dried, dust their edges with a bit of burgundy. Spray with some glaze.

12

Airbrush the rose leaves mixing yellow and green and when dried, dust theirn edges with a bit of burgundy. Spray with some glaze.

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