I hope everyone had a really lovely Easter. Firstly I must apologies as this weeks video is a little late, it was quite busy around Easter so my filming day got pushed back a week, but here it i; How to make a gumpaste Ranunculus flower. When I was thinking about what to film this week, I thought it had been a while since my last gumpaste flower tutorial, so I have put together this step by step video tutorial showing you how I make these pretty ranunculus flowers.
I love how these flowers look, either on their own or combined with other flowers, including roses, peonies and flower buds. The flowers I created are a combination of a green center leading to pink petals. For the green colour I used the Wilton green mixed with a little foliage green by Sugarflair, I then added a hint of pink to give it a sage green shade. The pink petals were coloured with the Wilton rose colour to create this pretty light pink. The flowers themselves are quite straightforward to make and its great as each row of petals are created in exactly the same way, you only need to change the size and amount you add. The petals are also created with rose petal cutters, so if you already have a set of cutters or are looking to invest in a set, its great as you can use them for two different flowers. I also used a rose petal veiner to make the petals looks more realistic.
The cutters that I was using were the Windsor set of 5 rose petal cutters. I used all 5 different sizes, but if you don’t have as many that is absolutely fine, you just need to start with the smallest petal cutter and create the closed petals surrounding the flower center and build up to the largest one you have, or the one that gives you the exact size flower you need for you cake. I have also put a link below to the rest of the tools I used throughout this video:
Windsor Rose Cutters: http://amzn.to/2haVo8O
Similar Rose Cutters by FMM: https://amzn.to/2qg39z5
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste): http://amzn.to/2gfTaVI
Ball Tool: http://amzn.to/2x2nee0
PME Foam Pads: http://amzn.to/2kV1rn5
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Apple Green): http://amzn.to/2D72sQI
Modelling tools: http://amzn.to/2iU4CuQ
Squires Floral Paste: http://amzn.to/2BUXTpy
Rose Veiner (Similar to the one I used): http://amzn.to/2D3tDw5
I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial and find it helpful if you are looking to add ranunculus flowers onto your own cakes.
Also don’t for get to check out my other flower tutorials, including how to make the small filler buds which are added to the flowers in the photos, by visiting my Tutorials page!
Plus why not save the tutorial for later and pin it to Pinterest