How to Make Gumpaste Dogwood Flower



Keen to learn how to make gumpaste dogwood flowers for cake decoration? This page will teach you how to make the flowers with step by step instructions and pictures.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower





1. The main things needed to make the dogwoods are:
  • Dogwood flower cutter
  • White and green gumpaste
  • Green and brown petal dust


Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




2. Roll the white gumpaste into a thin sheet.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




3. Cut out the flower using the flower cutter.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




4. Place the cut flower on a rolling mat.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




5. Using a flower veiner, imprint veins on all the 4 petals of the flower by rolling the veiner sideways on each petal.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




6. Lift the flower and place it on a flower former. Using a toothpick, gently lift each petal to give them a natural curved look.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




7. Brush the center of the flower with a little green petal dust and at the curved edges of the petals with brown or bronze petal dust. Leave the flower aside.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




8. Next, using the green gumpaste, form tiny balls for the flower center.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




9. Brush a little edible glue or egg white at the center of the flower and stick the green balls as shown. Leave the flower aside to dry.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower




10. This is how a completed dogwood flower will look like.

Gumpaste Dogwood Flower






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