Fantasy Flower Ruffled Rose Gumpaste

Well, I have a fun tutorial for you, and this ruffled rose gumpaste fantasy flower is my favorite. It’s called a fantasy flower since it’s not based on a genuine flower. I simply made it up, and it ends up looking like a hybrid between a rose and a peony.

But it’s just so frilly and feminine!

The truly amazing thing about this flower is that you’ll be utilizing fluted circle cutters instead of petal cutters. You’ll be utilizing a 6 cutter set, so if you already have one, congratulations!

Well, I created mine in blue and then added some blue glitter, as well as tones of smoky black, burgundy, and gold. But, you may make this in whatever color you choose; just use your creativity.

I adore the random splashes of color.

Then, of course, I had to include some additional gold with the gold leaves. If you want to learn how to create gumpaste leaves, you may find a guide here: Making Gumpaste Rose Leaves

The only difference is that I used edible gold luster dust to color them.

If you’re looking for a traditional rose lesson, check out How to Build a Big Gumpaste Rose.

To begin, I’ll just state that this is a lengthy lesson since I’ve included several images for each step. If you don’t want to go through all of the written procedures, you may watch the video at the bottom of this article.

Return to the printed instructions if you need any more assistance. The most essential thing to remember while attaching the petals is to keep an eye on their height. I’ve included instructions for arranging each row of petals in each phase. This is critical to remember since it may make or break the appearance of your rose.

I’ve also provided a free printed fast reference guide towards the bottom of the page that displays the processes in a simple bullet point style. Just enter your email address after scrolling through the video.

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Supplies for the Ruffled Rose Gumpaste Fantasy Flower:

  • This 6 piece fluted circle cutter set: Set of Round Fluted Cutter
  • Shaker of cornstarch
  • Fondant roller, small
  • Styrofoam ball 1 inch
  • Wire gauge 18
  • Floral duct tape
  • Gumpaste(I prefer to use prepared) (I like to use premade)
  • Set of fondant ball tools
  • Huge blush brush solely used for caking
  • Pizza cutter or knife in miniature
  • shaping board made of foam
  • rounded medium-sized bowls (you can see in the link or in the video below, about what size youll need.) 2 small
  • Blue luster dust, also known as blue glitter dust
  • Dust of black petal
  • Dust of burgundy flower
  • luster dust in gold

The fluted circle cutters look like this:

On the supplies list above, I’ve included a link to them. I’m not sure whether all circular cutter sets are the same size, so if you already have one, you may want to test it out first to see if it works.

Here’s a picture of the bowls I used. These are little glass mixing bowls with rounded edges. You may use anything that is of the same size and can be used to dry your petals in to give them a nice curled shape.

Making the Ruffled Rose Gumpaste Fantasy Flower:

The first step is to wrap many 18 gauge (or similar strong wire) around your styrofoam ball. You’ll just tape many wires together. I recommended in the video to use two, but if your rose is heavy, you may need to add more.

Just punch a tiny hole in your styrofoam ball, if one does not already exist, and hot glue your wires in place. Let it to dry and firm up entirely.

Then, take your gumpaste and spread it out thinly. You want your petals to be thin so that your rose seems more lifelike and so that it doesn’t get too heavy.

Cut out one circle using your smallest fluted circle cutter.

After cutting the circle, place it on the foam shaping board and wipe off any leftover cornstarch.

To thin the circle’s edges, use a medium-sized ball tool. Go all the way around the edges, then hold it like a pencil and move back and forth around the edges (as if gently erasing). This will give it a ruffled appearance.

Just add some water now. You’ll simply add it halfway up.

Put the petal on top of the styrofoam ball. Wrap it around, but leave a gumpaste petal jutting out from the ball.

Be careful to wrap it tightly.

Leave it aside for now. To keep everything upright, place the cables inside a piece of foam.

Roll out some more gumpaste. Roll it out as thin as possible. Make three circles using the second-largest circle cutter.

Brush off any extra cornstarch on your foam board.

Narrow and ruffle the petals’ edges.

Fill the petals halfway with water.

Connect the petals to the bud. The initial petal you add to the cone should cover the seam of the preceding petal.

The tips of these petals should be somewhat higher than the bud.

Wrap the petal around the stem.

Now add the last two petals.

Make an effort to position them equally around the cone.

Adjust the edges and frill them out a little.

As you work on the other petals, set this aside by inserting the wires into some styrofoam.

Now, using the third size cutter, cut out three circles.

Wipe off excess cornstarch and thin and ruffle the petals.

Halfway up the petals, add water.

Connect to your flower. The tips of these petals should be somewhat higher than the preceding row of petals.

Frill out the edges once you’ve applied the petals.

Place it in some foam as you work on the following petals.

Spread out additional gumpaste and cut out three circles with the next cutter up (the fourth size up).

Ruffle and thin the edges.

Make a V form out of one of your circles. At this stage, you’re merely making the circles appear more like petals, which will reduce the mass at the bottom of your flower.

Place the petals in a rounded dish and cover with cornstarch.

Let them to soak for approximately 20 minutes in the bowl. They should stiffen up little but not totally.

When they’ve firmed up for around 20 minutes, fill them halfway with water.

Put the petals on your flower.

The tips of these petals should be somewhat taller or the same height as the preceding row.

Attaching them with your bloom upside down might assist.

As you continue, you’ll need to sweep away any extra cornstarch.

Just adjust them as required after they’re attached.

At this stage, hang your flower upside down while you work on the other petals. If you don’t, the petals will just fall back on you.

Simply simply bend your flower’s wire and put it on a rack.

Roll out additional gumpaste and cut out three petals using the next size up cutter (the fifth size).

Well, do you see my odd-looking hands in this photo? Well, when you’ve cut them out, set them on your foam board, wipe off the cornstarch, then thin and ruffle the edges as you’ve done with the others.

As with the previous row, cut one side of the rounds into a V form.

Cornstarch should be sprinkled in a basin. Form the petals into the bowl and set aside for 20 minutes to harden up. You don’t want them to entirely dry.

Pour some water over the petals.

Fill in the flower. It would be beneficial to apply them while holding the blossom upside down. The tops of these petals should be around the same height as the preceding row of petals.

After the petals are joined, hang it upside down while you work on the last set of petals.

Now lay out additional gumpaste extremely thinly. This is your last row. Yay!

You will no longer utilize the sixth and biggest petal cutter. In fact, you’ll be dropping down a size from the preceding row. So, you’ll be using the 4th size cutter this time, and you’ll need to cut out 5 petals.

Just thin and ruffle the edges of your petals after that.

As with the preceding row, cut one side of each round into a V form.

Fill each spherical basin with cornstarch and make the petals. Put aside for approximately 20 minutes to firm up. Let them to harden up fully before attaching them; else, they may shatter.

After that, add some water to your petals.

Fill in the gaps in your flower. It’s easier to add them when your flower is upside down. Additionally, the tips of these petals should be a little lower than the preceding row.

If necessary, adjust the petals.

Bend the wire and suspend it from a rack. You should let this dry at least overnight, ideally 24 hours.

When your flower has completely dried, you may color it.

I created a blue smoky effect by combining blue glitter dust with a little amount of black petal dust.

Just take a caking brush and apply it on your rose in different areas. I tried making the borders darker since I wanted the rose to seem smoky.

After that, I added some burgundy here and there. Adding another color, particularly an unexpected color, adds depth to the rose.

Then, I had to sprinkle some gold luster dust on top. I just brushed it in random locations to add glitter.

After dusting your flower, be sure to cover both the interior and outside of the petals.

You may swirl your flower in front of a steamer after you’ve dusted it, but just for a few seconds. This seals in the color and adds a gloss to it.

If you want to create some gumpaste rose leaves to go along with it, follow this tutorial: Making Gumpaste Rose Leaves

After the leaves were dried, I simply combined gold luster dust with a little lemon essence and painted a couple of layers on them.

Next, add dry gold luster dust to make them truly sparkle, and steam them.

Then you’re finished and ready to decorate your cake!

Very lovely, don’t you think? It’s also not your typical gumpaste rose!

And here’s a video to demonstrate how it’s done:

Don’t forget to print out the reference guide below!

Ruffled Rose Printable Reference Guide Download

Related & Helpful Links:

  • Making a Huge Gumpaste Rose
  • Making Gumpaste Rose Leaves
  • How to Create a Rainbow Gumpaste Peony

Let me know what you think and if you give it a go!

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Why don’t you put Gumpaste flowers in the refrigerator?

Sugarflowers may be refrigerated, although we recommend keeping them in the fridge for as little time as possible. Sugarflowers will be progressively broken down by the moisture and condensation of ordinary high traffic refrigerators.

How long do gum paste flowers last?

How long do the sugar paste gum paste flowers last? Sugar blossoms may be stored for many years if they are maintained secure and away from direct sunshine and dampness.

How far in advance can you make Gumpaste figures?

Creating fondant and gumpaste embellishments or figures is a great method to get a head start on cake decorating. They may be produced anytime from a day to several months before your cake’s due date.

Is it better to use Gumpaste or fondant for flowers?

Gum paste is a soft and malleable sugar dough that dries totally hard, unlike fondant. This makes it ideal for crafting intricate cake decorations like as roses, daisies, and other flowers.

What is the disadvantage of gumpaste?

The only drawback of gum paste is that it dries fast into a hard and brittle surface. Well, it’s still edible, but it won’t be quite as delicious as fondant.

Will gumpaste flowers melt on buttercream?

Yes, you may apply gum paste embellishments on buttercream and leave them overnight. Nevertheless, your room temperature cannot be too warm; this is bad for the buttercream.

How do you make gumpaste flowers shiny?

To make the gumpaste glossy, first steam the flowers. You may do this gently with a pot of boiling water or a steam iron, then apply a little coat of confectioner’s glaze with a paintbrush. If you’re doing flowers like antheriams, apply another layer once this has dried.

Can you make gum paste flowers ahead of time?

Sugar flowers can survive for a very long time if properly stored, so don’t be scared to create them weeks ahead of time. The general guideline is to keep them cold and dry. The major cause of flower wilting is an excess of moisture.

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