Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – How to make a David Austin Rose
This gumpaste cabbage rose aka David Austin rose makes a perfect show stopper to any cake just on it’s own. This simple, easy and effortless gumpaste cabbage rose tutorial will show you how to make this gorgeous sugar flower in full bloom. An video tutorial in full details with all information you need from tools to dust as well as color variations, tips and tricks.
The Cabbage Rose is called such because of all the numerous petals that are needed to create this large full bloom flower resembling a Cabbage. These were developed in the 17th and 18th century by the Dutch and you will find them often in paintings by the Dutch Masters such as Renoir and Van Gogh.
These have gained a lot of popularity over the years because of their bouncy full bloom appearance especially for weddings and events of the rich. They are quite expensive and considered very exquisite.
A little about Cabbage Rose aka David Austin Rose (Save/Pin)
Do you know that the David Austin is just a popular variety of the Cabbage Rose? Yes! I read that it’s referred to the Gucci brand of Garden Roses so much that it is become the synonym-om for the Cabbage Rose; mostly in the Sugar Community.
I love making these flowers despite that they really do take a while to complete. When I just started making them they felt like forever but after a few times now; they are so easy I love making them. Quite often you make one large Cabbage Rose for a cake and that’s all it takes to get a wow factor. You can make a simple naked cake with just one Cabbage Rose. It really has an amazing effect.
On this Cake I have used a spray with some sweat peas and filler blossoms and while they are four cabbage roses on it.. you can see it gives the cake such a full bloom look.
About the video Tutorial – Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial / David Austin Rose Tutorial (Save/Pin)
So; first off!! I’m sorry – I wanted to make a detailed video but if you know me I tend to give a bit more information than can be fit in small videos. So the video ended up being really long which means the file is really big as well. And because I did one with a voice over – guess what? I cannot even speed it up. But I did split the video into four sections. So you can watch them in parts rather than scroll thru one long video.
First off the tools:
- 26 g florist wire (white or green)
- Nile Green Florist Tape
- Gum Paste Foam Pad
- Ball Tool
- Rose Petal Cutters
- Rose Petal Cutter
- Five Petal Cutters
- Six Petal Cutters Sets
- Gum pate wire cutter
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Gum Paste Rolling Pin
- Corn Starch Pouch
- Veg Shortening
- Mini Spatula
- Gum paste drying rack
- Gel Colors – Turquoise and Neon Purple OR
- Gel Food Colors
- Petal Dust
- Petal Dust
- Color your gum paste.
- For roses I often start with a darker shade and add white as I continue on for the outer petals.
- I often make my flowers in white and color them once I know what colors I need for the Cake.
- You can use your favorite gum paste recipe. Home made or store bought.
- The gum paste I am using here is the recipe by Mr. Nicholas Lodge – you can find the recipe here gumpaste recipe for sugar flowers
- If you live in a location where you deal with high heat and humidity this gum paste recipe is ideal
On to the Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – Part I to Part IV (Save on Pinterest)
This video has me in there which means you get to see me camera nervous. Minced a few words but hopefully still not so bad. I plan to make more videos and I have a lot of request for sugar flower tutorials so I hope to make some this year. I have made a Gumpaste Daisy Tutorial and Gumpaste Sweet Peas tutorial already. Finger crossed I will post those soon. Of course I will make these videos smaller – which means either they won’t have voice overs or they will be a little faster in action.
I have given you everything in details so no matter how new you are; you will have no problem creating this flower. And of course there is always the option of forwarding and rewinding of course so feel free to skip parts or watch again.
I’d love to know what you think of my tutorials and if this has been helpful or not. Feel free to give me your suggestions in the comments below.
Part I – Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – Making the wire center
and Part II – Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – Making the inner petals
Part III – Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – Making the outer petals
and Part IV – Gumpaste Cabbage Rose Tutorial – Dusting with a few variations and Steaming .
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