David Austin Rose my way (easy, quick and inexpensive, using mostly 2 round cutters)
I was thinking to make this rose for a long time. I looked on the Internet for tutorials. I found one, but it was in German and was quite complicated and time consuming. I didn’t have much time to prepare my flowers and I don’t have different rose petal cutters. So I did David Austin Roses my way, which is very quick, easy and inexpensive by using mostly 2 round cutters.
First, you have to make little rose cones (4 for each flower) on 24 gauze wire. Dry overnight.
Roll your gumpaste. Then, cut 8 circles using smaller size round cutter. And cut another 8 circles using slightly bigger size round cutter.
Frill your petals by using the bone tool. Slightly push the ball tool in the middle of your petals.
Apply the edible glue around your rose cone and put the first petal slightly overlapping the cone. Then apply the edible glue around the bottom of the second petal and put this petal the same way on top of the first petal.
Now, you can put the bigger size petal and slightly pinch in the end.
You have to repeat this process on all 4 rose cones.
Now, you have to put all four cones together the same way as shown on the picture below.
Put florist tape around the wire.
Now you can put petals around on top of each bud.
Cut another 8 larger petals (will be better if you have larger size round cutters) If you don’t have (like me) I just used the same cutter (as previously) But I put petals slightly higher as shown on the picture below. Don’t worry about how it looks right now. You are going to cover it with the next 2 layers of petals.
Overall, there are 8 small size circles, 16 larger size circles and 2 Five Petal JEM cutter flowers. Lots of petals!!!
Now roll your gumpaste again and cut 2 five petal flowers using JEM Quick Five Petal Cutter.
Frill petals using the bone tool.
Apply the edible glue on 1/3 of petals like “V”
Put on top. Repeat the same with another layer of petals, but this time put them not on top of the previous petals , but between.
Dry your rose for 24 hours on flower rack. Mine were ready overnight.
Then apply petal dust of your choice.
And, viola, your David Austin rose is ready!
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Love, Gulnaz xoxo
-- Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavenlycakes4you-by-Gulnaz-Mitchell/113619242162187