How to make a Gumpaste carnation`
Please bare with me this is the first tutorial i have ever done (minus posting it on my own page)
To start with you will need 1 egg cup or if you are better equipped then a flower former 1 flower leaf shaper tool 1 foam pad 1 sharp knife or scissors 1 paintbrush A little water Some greese proof paper And quite obviously the most important thing of all… Gumpaste
Start with 4 pieces of gumpaste all around the same size. You can weigh these although i just estimate
Make your first piece into a cone shape
Press the bottom section flat so you end up with something like this
Take you flower tool and gradually pull the gumpaste from the middle to the outside
When you have finished you will end up with something which resembels this
carefully cut the extra gumpaste from the middle
Begin pulling this into the exsisting flower so you do not end up with a big bump in the middle.continue steps with all 3 balls of gumpaste
Place the first piece into your egg cup or flower former, i placed it in this pot before realizing it was too big so i tranferd it to an egg cup.
add a little water and place the next piece on top. Do not try to be to neat otherwise you will end up with a un natural looking flower.
Lift the edges of the second piece carfully and place small amounts of rolled greace proof paper. This will stop the flower from looking flat and give more definition. continue these steps with the next piece but do not place the last piece onto the flower just yet.
With the last piece you need to fold it in half. Again this really dosnt need to be neat
Then fold into a quater
place the folded piece onto the middle of the flower
gently unfold the middle of the flower
Here is the finished Carnation
I hope this is easy enough to understand :) Thankyou for taking the time to look
Treat sensation Brighton uk http://www.facebook.com/pages/Treat-Sensation/226304650765747