Gum paste Rose Tutorial - How to make the Classic Sugar Rose
Often a classic sugar rose adorned on a cake is all you need to give a cake that wow factor. This simple, easy and effortless gum paste rose tutorial shares how to make the classic sugar rose weather you wanna make a small, large or extra large rose from bud to full bloom including how to make a gumpaste rose spray to add to your wedding cakes.
Post updated - 2015
So finally I did make the video tutorial on how to make my Gum Paste Roses. This is in addition to the two picture tutorials we already have from before.
I used the roses I shared in the video on this Valentines Cake here
Gum Paste Rose Tutorial, How to make the gumpaste rose - Classic Sugar Rose Tutorial
GUMPASTE AND PETAL DUST
My gum paste recipe can be found here on my blog. You can use commercial gumpaste a well. Find one that best suits your weather conditions. I always use magic colors gels and petals dust and you can find them online in the UK or Europe.
Video - for Gum Paste Rose Tutorial
I do hope you find my tutorial helpful. Roses are really simple and easy to make. Don't forget to Subscribe to my You Tube Channel as well.
Gumpaste Rose Tutorial - At a glance (Save/Pin)
Step by Step - Gum Paste Rose Tutorial (Save/Pin)
Here's what you will need
- Gum paste rose cutters
- Gum paste rolling pin
- Ball tool
- Sugar flower foam pad
- Plastic dessert spoons
- Wilton multi-purpose rose veiner or rose veiner
- Foam drying sponge
The Cone -
- You can use stryrofoam cones that are light and need no drying time or roll a ball of gum paste into a cone shape - insert a cocktain stick or wire dipped in glue and secure at the base.
- Let the gumpaste cone dry for a few hours or overnight until hard.
- The shape of the cone should be about 2/3 the size of the petal cutter you plan to use.
Let's start with the first row
- Now that the cone is completely set - you are ready to roll some sugar past.
- Start with a dark color paste and add white to it with every new row. This means you will have darker center petals and lighter outer petals which is a pretty effect for a rose.
- Roll past to about 1/8 thick
- Cut out one petal for the first row (this will cover the cone and start the bud)
- Thin the petal with a ball tool by rolling a ball tool half on the pad and a half on the edge of the petal.
- Add glue to the bottom half of the petal and wrap around the cone creating a tight overlap
Continue on to the next row - Three Petals
- Add a little white to the gum paste to create a lighter shade
- Roll three more petals
- Thin the edges with a ball tool
- Place the petals on the veiner and press to get some impression.
- Use a cocktail stick to roll the edges inwards (picture below)
- Flip the petal and using a ball tool press from the create downwards this will create a slight curve
- Wrap the three petals around the cone with the first petal
- Overlap the three petals with the last petal tucking under the first.
- Leave to dry for an hour at least
Making the next row of petals - 3 & 4
- Follow the same process as above
- Adding some white to the gum paste with every new row.
- For row three - make 5 petals. Soften the edges, vein, crimp the edges wrap around the previous row. Dry for a few hours.
- For row four - make 7 petals. soften edges, vein, crimp and wrap around the previous row. Dry completely.
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If you would like to learn from the PROs in the industry - here is a class I highly recommend by The Classic Sugar Rose by Nicholas Lodge