Tutorial: The way I made my Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)
A quick picture tutorial on how I made my Waratah for my Hubby’s 40th birthday cake . Hope it will be of help to some people. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask :-)
The materials used……………….
Gumpaste + Red colour paste
Rolling pin, and Board
Ball and Dresden Tool
Water and paint brush
Crisco or Copha to roll out paste
Flower wire (I used #26 inner tips and #30 for the outside petals )
Burgundy petal dust for the inner central tips and apple green petal dust for the outer petal tips
Lily cutter or you can print out the shape and cut it out on cardboard and use it as a template.
Corn starch to roll out the little circles using the ball tool
Thick and Thin sponge
Pliers to cut the wire
Polystyrene Balls ( next time I do this flower I would cover the ball with red gumpaste before doing the rest or alternatively just use a red ball of gumpaste ( but would be heavier))