It’s SPRING! Now will someone tell my state! Seriously we had SNOW this week, insanity I tell you! Thankfully it’s getting warmer which means FLOWERS! I love flowers, I love COLOR! Growing up in Oregon I love GREEN the most but all flowers are a welcome site, esp tress blooming…
So I figured it was about time I finally followed up on my promise to bring you a gumpaste Peony tutorial! AND since I’ve started my youtube channel since the LAST flower tutorial (Ranunculus tutorial from this Edible Sequined cake!) I figured a VIDEO tutorial would be best! If there is enough interest I’ll redo the other gumpaste flower tutorials in video form.
So as you can see it’s a lot of repeating the same steps just with larger petals each time! If your in a hurry you can add each row after just 4 hours of wait time, BUT I will add that it will be easier to HANDLE the flowers and petals with more like 8 hours in between. I made this white one today with only waiting 30 minutes in between and while I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner it worked out just fine!
Styrofoam balls – 1 1/2 inch
18 or 10 gauge covered wire
peony petal set
gumpaste OR fondant with gumtex
gel food color
pasta roller with motor
It’s an easy flower, and while I don’t PERSONALLY like the taste of gumpaste (or fondant with gum tex) they ARE edible and the kids LOVE eating them! It’s always battle with kids over who get’s the flowers!
Today is a fun treat, 10 other insanely creative bloggers and I are sharing 11 edible flowers, all perfect to get spring off to a delicious start at your house!
MARCH EDIBLE FLOWERS
Gumpaste Peony – HERE
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes from Mom Endeavors
Cupcake Flower Pot Bouquet from See Vanessa Craft
Easy Flower Patch Fudge from A Night Owl Blog
Flower Pot Cupcakes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Jelly Bean Flower Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking
Candy Flower Sugar Cookies from Two Twenty One
Flower Oreos from Happiness is Homemade
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers from Play Party Plan
No Bake Berry Cheesecakes from Strawberry Mommycakes
Fruit Flowers from The Idea Room