Top your next cake with a beautifully textured Giant Fantasy Rose. This gum paste flower is super-easy to create. I’ll show you how in this tutorial.
- Wilton Ready-to-Use Gum Paste
- Wilton Pure Lemon Extract
- Fine Tip Decorator Brush
- Flower Forming Cups
- Fondant Shaping Foam Set
- Gum Paste Ball Tool
- 9 Inch Fondant Roller
- Gum Paste Adhesive or Clear Piping Gel
- Wilton Icing Color
- Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set
- Circles Nesting Cookie Cutters (3 smallest circle cutters used.)
- 101 Cookie Cutter Set (Small round. Medium and large scalloped cutters used.)
Start 3 days before you need to place the rose on your cake (to allow time for the rose to dry). Tint 3 ounces of gum paste in a light shade of the color of your choice. Roll a 1 3/8 inch ball of tinted gum paste and shape it into a tear drop 1 3/4 inch high x 1 1/4 inch wide.
Roll out the remaining tinted gum paste thinner than 1/16 inch and cut out 3 circles with the smallest round cutter from the 101 Cookie Cutter Set. Ruffle the edges using the Large Ball Tool and the fondant shaping foam.
Brush the bottom half of all petals with gum paste adhesive to attach as needed.
- To form the 1st row of petals, wrap 3 circles tightly around the rose center so that you can’t see the top of the rose center.
- Repeat for the second row using the small circle from the metal Circles Nesting Cookie Cutters. Wrap more loosely.
For Rows 3-6, cut 5 petals of each size.
- For the 3rd row, use medium scalloped cutter from the 101 Cookie Cutter Set.
- For the 4th row, use 2nd smallest circle cutter from the metal Circles Nesting Cookie Cutters.
- For the 5th row, use largest scalloped cutter from the 101 Cookie Cutter Set.
- For the 6th row, use 2nd largest of metal Circles Nesting Cookie Cutters.
Ruffle the circle edges (for the bigger petals you can use the edge of your rolling pin as ball tool) and wrap them around the other petals. (Let the rose rest on the 3 inch flower forming cup while you are doing the other petals.)
Once you have reached the size of the rose you want, place the rose in the Ball Pan and let it dry overnight. If needed, you can prop the petals with paper napkins.
The next day the flower will be semi-dry, and you will need to handle it with lots of care. Now we need to paint the edges. Mix 1/2 tsp. of lemon extract and 1/8 tsp. of the same gel color you used to tint the gum paste. Mix it until the gel is completely diluted into the extract.
Use a fine decorator’s brush and carefully paint the petals’ edges.
Let it dry completely overnight.
Now your rose is ready to place on your cake!