Author: Carmen Montero

Skill level: BEGINNERS

You will need:

  • White Saracino Modelling Paste or Flower Paste
  • Edible color dusts: yellow, aubergine, rose, red, green
  • Cornflour
  • Vegetable fat
  • Edible glue
  • 26 gauge wire white
  • 24 gauge wire green
  • Small roller
  • Pliers
  • Foam base
  • Set of cutters and veiner for Lily
  • Small scissors
  • Ball tool
  • Floral ribbon
  • Brushes

Step 1

Cut 5 pieces of 24 gauge wire to make the stamens. With the pliers rotate the tip of the wire to create a larger grip surface.

Step 2

Dip the wire in edible glue

Step 3

Insert the wire into a small ball of paste

Step 4

Form and roll the paste with your fingers to cover a third of the wire. Try to make sure this is as thin as possible to look realistic.

Step 5

Colour the stem in yellow

Step 6

Cover with red and aubergine powder colours with a little brush

Step 7

Achieve your look with your dusting

Step 8

Roll the paste using vegetable fat to prevent sticking to your work surface. 

Step 9

Cut out 6 petals using your lily cutter.

Step 11

Cut 6 pieces of 26 gauge white wire and insert into the previously prepared petals.

Step 12

Now sprinkle the veiner with cornstarch so that the petal doesn’t stick and mark the texture.

Step 13

Press firmly to form the veining pattern.

Step 14

Set aside to dry.

Step 15

When the paste is dry, use a soft brush to apply the dust colours. 

Step 16

At the base of the each petal we apply yellow mixed with green. Dust the rest of the petal using the pink colour.

Step 17

Take the stems and bind 5 together using florist green tape.

Step 18

Now add 3 large petals using the green florist tape. They should form a triangle shape.

Step 19

Add the 3 smaller petals in between each larger petals. Your flower is ready to go on your cake.