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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Carnation Tutorial

Here are some quick Carnations that I just made for a wedding cake topper. They were easier then I thought they would be!!

To start...hook a 22g wire and wrap floral tape several times. This gives the sugarpaste something to adhear to.
Roll out the sugarpaste thin and cut out a scalloped circle.

Use an exacto knife to cut around the edges as shown.

Place on a hard surface dusted with cornstarch. With your index finger, roll a toothpick back and forth around the scallops to frill them.

Turn over and brush center with glue up to the frills. Insert wire through the center and fold in half. Keep wire hidden. Brush glue below frills on the right side and fold past center. Turn around and repeat.

Pinch base to round the shape. Let dry.

Make a second cut and frill as before. turn over, brush with glue and slip wire through center. With index fingers and thumbs, pinch and gather the second ruffle around the first. Repeat for a third row. Let dry for about 15 to 30 minutes before adding each addition.

For a larger flower, increase size of cutter and/or add more rows of ruffles. For the ones used on this cake, I used 3 small, 3 medium and 2 large ruffles. If you wish to add color, hold upside down. With a flat brush, dust the edges with a darker color. I didn't do that with these because they matched the carnations that were in the table centerpieces.

Below is a close-up of the carnation topper.


Tutorial courtesy of Rhonda Christensen
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  1. Oh, I'm in love with these carnations, just as I am with all the other flowers you make. I can't wait to try making them myself.

  2. Rhonda,
    Your carnations are so beautiful!!
    Thank you for including the pics of the centerpiece too. The cake is a perfect match to the occasion!!

  3. Everyone just LOVED the carnations at the wedding. They turned out gorgeous.

  4. Thanks you guys for the nice comment!! I'm going to try and put the rest of the wedding pics on my personal blog tomorrow. I'm so behind!!

  5. Fabulous, great and simple step by step. Thank you for sharing!!!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing that! When I learned how to make flowers from my cake decorating teacher, she wasn't sure about the carnation and hers didn't look so great, so I'm glad to finally see how to make a LOVELY version of this beautiful flower!

  7. Hello Sharing and Caring,
    I really love your site and the Cake Decorating Art Work you are doing.. I do need a teacher like you to train me doing some amazing
    job like yours.

    Thanks a lots..
    I am definitely coming back.

  8. You guys are so sweet!! Thanks!!

  9. Thank you Rhonda for sharing this tutorial. I have been on this blog a few times and I think it is very sweet of all of you to share your knowlege the way that you all do. Thank you all so much

  10. I love this post, I used your directions to make carnations for a wedding cake this weekend. THANKS!!!
    I posted a link to you on my blog, and would love if you would do the same on your list, thanks so much!!


  11. WOW! Talk about the will to wait! :) Love it :)

  12. Hey,Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial:)

  13. Wow it is a very easy and nice tutorial. I make cold porcelain flowers and your tutorial is fantastic.

  14. A fabulous tutorial - you make it look so easy and the end result is so realistic! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I'm presently doing a gum paste carnation with a different recipe, but i don't like the result i'm getting. I just checked the net, and found your recipe as the easiest and one with best result. I will stick to it. Thanks

  16. Thank you for this tutorial. I took the Wilton gumpaste class but your method looks so much easier and the flowers are much more realistic. I can't wait to give it a try.


  18. This is really creative! It can also use as a wedding flowers! very simple yet very elegant!

  19. What a beautiful flower topping cake! This is really a perfect cake for weddings. Anyway, thank you for sharing you carnation topping tutorial. Hope to learn more about baking cake from you =)


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