You will need:
- Flower paste Saracino – Pasta Bouquet
- Non stick board
- Small rolling pin
- Ball tool
- Foam pad
- Groove board
- Corn flour for dusting
- Green and yellow Saracino gel colours
- Green and Pink Saracino powder colours
- Peony petal cutter
- Leaf cutter and veiner
- Flower wire gauge 20, 22 and 26
- Flower tape green
- Saracino edible glue
- Wire cutter
- Paint brushes
- Kitchen paper
To make the centre of the flower, knead some flower paste with a small amount of Saracino green gel colour
Make a small ball of paste and form it into a cone shape to create the bud. Take a 22 gauge wire and make a hook at the end of the wire
Put some glue on the hook and insert into the cone. Pinch the bottom of the cone to secure it to the wire. Let it dry overnight.
Take some yellow flower paste and make 5 tiny stamens for each flower.
Fix the stamens around the green bud using edible glue. Let them dry.
To make the petals. Dust your board with some cornflour and roll out the paste with a small rolling pin.
Cut out 5-6 petals for each flower with a medium size peony cutter.
Move the petals onto a foam pad and thin the edges of the petals with a balling tool.
Place the petals into spoons to let them dry and form for 10-15 minutes
Put some glue at the bottom of the petal and add the first petal on the bud
Attach the second petal just behind the first. Continue the same way with the rest of the petals.
To close the flower insert the last petal into the first.
To make the small flower. Use your small peony cutter to cut out 3 petals for each flower.
Move the petals onto the foam pad. Thin the edges and let them dry on the spoons for a while.
To make the center. Make a small ball with white flower paste. Insert a 22 gauge wire and let it dry
Add the 3 petals around the bud as before and close.
To make the calyx. Roll out green flower paste and cut out small leaves with scissors
Put some glue and add 4-5 leaves onto the base of the flower.
To make the leaves. Roll out a small amount of green flower paste over the groove board.
Cut out leaves using a leaf cutter in two different sizes.
Add some glue at the end of a 26 gauge wire and insert into the ridge of the leaf
Move the leaves onto a foam pad and thin the edges with the ball tool.
Move onto the veiner and press firmly to shape the pattern. Let them dry on a foam.
To dust the flowers use pink Saracino powder colour. Dust the edges of the petals using a soft brush.
To colour the leaves dust with Saracino green powder colour. You can also use confectioner glaze to shine the leaves.
Tape the leaves and the flowers using green florist tape
Using a 20 gauge wire and green florist tape start arranging the branch
Start with a small leaf and a small flower
Continue adding flowers and leaves along the branch
This is the bouquet I created. Feel free to be creative with your composition.