I chose to make a different kind of center for my wild rose, instead of using the regular steamens I am using a cut center that makes my flowers stand out giving them more depth.
In order to obtain this effect on your center you can use an impression mat or just puncture your gum paste sphere with your veining tool.
First day: center day!
Make centers in advance is a crucial step, especially if your project involves (as mine) a lot of flowers. These are just some of the many centers that I have prepared and set aside to dry. Always making more than I intend to use in case of emergency.
If you love to dacorate your cakes with flowers, whenever you have time off, make centers!
Yet again I am surrounded by sugar flowers. Today a selection of wild rose (garden rose), daisy and a perennial tulip (a kind of hybrid tulip that has some frills).
I confess being in love with sugar flower making, but soon I’ll come up with new projects and, of course, new cakes!
My garden of sugar with a Gerbera, a Lily (still missing some color) and a briar rose.
Working on some flowers base this week.
- Top left: thumb rose (a rose made with your thumb :))
- Top right: carnation
- Bottom left: petal rose
- Bottom right: calla lily
- Middle: mun
The good thing about these simple leaves is that they are really simple to make, and quite a nice experience. 🙂
First you cut the shape of the leave you desire. (You can use a cookie cutter for that, I don’t see why not.).
Then with your vein tool (the thinner side), mark the center and cover all the sides with veins.
In order to give them some shape, rip some tissue paper and lay them on top of it until they are completly dry.