20th February 2013 // 0 Comments

‘Tutorial Tuesday’: How to create a simple sugarpaste flower!

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to create a simple sugarpaste flower!

How to make a simple sugarpaste flower!

In this week’s tutorial we show you how to create a simple sugarpaste flower out of a series of circles! The end result will be a lovely camelia-like blossom ready to make your cakes and cupcakes look utterly irresistible. Why not try this tutorial to whip up beautiful Mother’s Day, Easter, and Springtime inspired treats? Remember, you can experiment and use different colours to fit specific palettes or play with springs, diamonds, edible pearls and piping tips to customise the centre of your flower.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

What you need…

Circle cutter (approximately 2 inches in diameter)
Edible glue
Paintbrush
6 inch fondant roller
Coloured flowerpaste (We coloured ours with Squires Kitchen’s Rose)
Ateco 858 tip (use it’s base to punch out the smaller circles/petals)
Decorating gel (optional)
Lustre dust (optional)
A small tea saucer or plate the curves slightly
Icing sugar
Kitchen towels or bubble wrap

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

Step one: Roll out your flowerpaste.

Step two: Cut out one 2 inch circle and a series (approximately 19-21) of smaller circles (using the base of your large piping tip).

Step three: Place the large circle in the saucer after dusting it with icing sugar to stop the flowerpaste sticking the the saucer.

Step four: Begin arranging and gluing your petals around the outside of the large circle. You will need around 7 ‘petals’ for this.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

Step five: Now begin arranging and gluing your second layer of ‘petals’. You may need around 6-7 for this stage.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

Step six: Now begin arranging and gluing your final layer of ‘petals’ top your second layer. You may need around 5 for this step.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

Step seven: Using edible glue or decorating gel affix your chosen sugar pearls or sprinkles to the centre of your flower.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to make a simple sugarpaste flower

Step eight: To add volume and depth to your sugarpaste flower carefully lift each petal slightly upwards and slide some kitchen roll or bubble wrap underneath before the ‘petals’ dry.

'Tutorial Tuesday': How to create a simple sugarpaste flower!

Hurrah! Once your blossom dries and hardens you should be left with a beautiful large flower to add drama to your delicious cakes and cupcakes! We added some lustre dust to ours to add a bit of sparkle!

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