So I have an idea for a cake, it’s Alex’s mum’s birthday in a week and I was thinking of creating quite a simple cake with flowers as the main focus. Ever since I made the orchid flower pot cake (this is in my gallery) I have been wanting to try my hand at flower modelling again. I have seen so many amazing roses online so this is what I decided upon. Now I just had to wait for supplies… I had ordered the Windsor set of rose cutters, edible glue, foam and of course gum paste. With all this ready and my excitement to get started bubbling away I aimed all my focus at You Tube. I found some amazing tutorials for gum paste roses and between them I managed to create my first rose.

The main image above is the first rose that I made. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it went. Granted my fingers were all stuck together with glue but I think it might actually resemble a rose? I had decided that the cake would need 3 roses in total, but I felt the 1st rose had been too tight. I wanted to create the large open roses that I had seen. The images on the right are my second and third attempt at a rose, now for the cake…