Author: Nicky Lamprinou

Skill level: BEGINNERS

You will need:

  • Flower paste Saracino – Pasta Bouquet
  • Non stick board
  • Small rolling pin
  • Balling tool
  • Foam pad
  • Cel board
  • Corn flour for dusting
  • Saracino Green gel colour
  • Saracino colour dusts – pink , violet , orange, yellow
  • Petal cutter (3 sizes) and veiner
  • Leaf cutter and veiner
  • Florist wire white (#28)
  • Florist wire Green (#26)
  • Florist tape green
  • Saracino edible glue
  • Wire cutter
  • Small scissors
  • Paint brushes
  • Kitchen paper

Step 1

To make the centre of the flower add a bit of orange and yellow powder colour to the paste and mix well.

Step 2

Form a small teardrop of sugar paste for each flower. Add some glue at the end of the wire (gauge 26).

Step 3

Insert the wire half way into the teardrop.

Step 4

Use a small scissors to cut the teardrop in three parts.

Step 5

Roll out a small amount of white or light pink sugar paste over the groove on the board.

Step 6

Dust your board with a small amount of cornflour and cut out 5 petals for each flower (2 small, 2 medium, 1 large).

Step 7

Add some glue at the end of the wire. Insert the wire into the ridge formed in the petal.(​White #28)

Step 8

Move the petal onto a foam pad and thin the edges of the petal with a balling tool.

Step 9

Dust the veiner with small amount of cornflour and press the veiner firmly to form a veining pattern.

Step 10

Let them dry and form.

Step 11

Add green colour to the paste, mix well and roll out.

Step 12

Roll out a small amount of the green sugar paste on the board.

Step 13

Cut out leaves with leave cutter.

Step 14

Add some glue at the end of the wire. I​nsert the wire into the leaf.(​Green # 26)

Step 15

Move the leaf onto a foam pad and thin the edges with a balling tool.

Step 16

Move onto veiner and press firmly.

Step 17

To paint the petals mix pink and violet powder colour.

Step 18

Use a soft brush to colour the big petals.

Step 19

Dust the edges of the small and medium petals.

 

Step 20

Use a small brush to colour in black the base of the 2 small and 1 big petal.

Step 21

The petals should look like this.

 

Step 22

Using florist green tape bind the small petal with the centre of the flower.

Step 23

Add another small petal.

 

Step 24

Add 1 medium petal behind the small petals.

Step 25

Add the second medium petal and the big petal into the centre.

 

Step 26

Wrap the leaf wires with green florist tape. You can also dust the leaves with Saracino green powder colour or you can use confectioner glaze to shine the leaves

Step 27

Attach first leaf to the flower stem.

 

Step 28

Add the rest of the leaves and flowers

Step 29

I have wired 3 pansy flowers with 5 leaves. Feel free to create your own composition which can differ in the form and the colours.