How to make simple sugarpaste blossoms

Learn how to make pretty sugarpaste blossoms in just six simple steps with Violet Lin Tran...

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These sugarpaste flowers are really easy to make, and are a great addition to any of your spring or summer themed cupcakes!


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You will need


  • 28g white flower paste
  • Petal dusts: yellow and sunset orange
  • Cornstarch


  • Non-stick rolling pin
  • Small brush
  • 3.8cm (1.5in) wide circle cutter
  • Plunger cutter (or other thin cylindrical item)


Roll out 28g of white gum paste to 0.07cm thick. Using a 3.8cm wide circle cutter, cut out five circles and dust the backs with some cornstarch.
Arrange the circles on the palm of your hand as shown so circles overlap and all touch in the middle.
Take the end of a small brush and use it to push in on the middle of the flower from the front.
Pinch the petals together from the back.
Use a rounded piece of fondant to top the cylinder shaped portion of a plunger cutter (or other thin cylindrical item) Use this to dry your frangipani flower overnight.
Once dried, dust with yellow and sunset orange petal dusts. Start with yellow dust in the centre and brush outward towards the ends of the petal about halfway; next dust with orange starting in the centre and out about a quarter way up the petal.

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