How to Make a Gumpaste Rose
Sugar Flowers

How to Make a Gumpaste Rose – Easy Traditional Method – Video 1

This is the 1st Video in a 10 Part Series on making gumpaste flowers that are beginner-friendly.    A step-by-step gumpaste Rose video tutorial showing everything you need to know as if you were in the classroom with me, nothing is left out. The majority of tutorials encourage you to make large gumpaste roses but,

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Sugar Flowers

What is Gum Paste and How is it Used?

Gum paste is a dough made from confectioners/icing sugar and several other ingredients that make it easy to work with to make sugar flowers and leaves and other small objects that are used to decorate cakes. In order to make flowers and leaves, the paste is rolled out thinly, and petals and leaves are cut

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How to Fix Sticky Fondant
Cake Decorating

How Do You Fix Sticky Fondant so it’s Easy to Work With

Sticky fondant is impossible to work with, and there are several reasons why it can happen. Some brands of shop-bought fondant are worse than others for handling, and sometimes it’s in which environment you are working.  If you make your own fondant it may be due to the recipe you are following. On the other

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Fondant flowers

How to Soften Fondant – 6 Tried & Tested Ways That Work

One of the most annoying problems is when you get out all your flower making cutters and tools only to discover that your fondant has gone hard. This may have happened because the fondant has been exposed to the air because you have rolled it out, not covered it and left it too long before

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Fondant Flowers For Beginners
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Fondant Flowers for Beginners

As a dedicated gum paste sugar flower maker for many years, I have never considered making fondant flowers other than for a simple cake for a child or to decorate cupcakes. However, I have noticed more and more that people are decorating their cakes with fondant flowers because they are much easier to make, take

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How To Store Gumpaste Flowers
Sugar Flowers

How to Store Gumpaste Flowers and How Long do They Last?

If you make gumpaste sugar flowers, it is likely that at some point in time you will need to know how to store them. It may be because you have made the flowers for a cake in advance of the time they are required or you make them as an artistic venture and would like

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How to Make Gum Paste for Vegans
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Gum Paste for Vegans with Perfect Results

If you’re like me, you must have noticed that more people are choosing not to eat animal products and cake decorating is no exception. Although I doubt anyone would eat gum paste flowers, they may touch the cake so making sure they are vegan is important. By removing gelatin and eggs and replacing them with

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How to Dry Sugar Paste Flowers
Sugar Flowers

How to Dry Sugar Paste Flowers Faster with 4 Home Appliances

You can dry sugar flowers slowly and naturally at room temperature which can take several days, especially the larger flowers that are built in layers, each layer needing to be dried before adding the next one. However, if you are like me and always short of time, it’s worth using appliances that you may have

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