Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Romantic, Traditional, Classic
Sugar Paste, red and green food colors, brushes for food, gum arabic, #28 floral wire and #22 floral wire.
What was your inspiration?
I love roses, and have been making them for a few years now. I wanted to learn the technique of adding wired petals to the flower. I have always been able to build a rose on a wire, but the petals have always been added by gluing. Now, I can get the more real look of a rose by adding petals one at a time that are made separately on thin floral wire.
The inspiration for the color technique was simply me messing around! I painted the already red petals with liquid food color. The wired petals, I made and then painted after they were dry. I re-hung them to let the food color dry. As I applied each sugar paste (gum paste) petal to the inner petals, I painted them very carefully!
What are you most proud of?
This is truly the prettiest rose that I have ever done! I am so excited to make more!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Know something about making the rose to begin. If you want to learn this, one of the best ways is to search online for how-to videos. YouTube has some excellent tutorials from genuinely great teachers and pastry chefs too.