If you feel confident making a sugar rose from scratch then follow our step by step guide on creating a beautiful rose decoration for any celebration cake.

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You Will Need

Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste-White-250g (0601942)
Colour Splash Food Colour Gel of choice if required
Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel-Green Leaf-25g (0675078)
Culpitt Rose Cutters-Set of 4 (84778)
Culpitt Calyx Cutter-Set of 3 (84783)
Culpitt 9” Rolling Pin (84788)
PME Flower Foam Pad (84632)
Green Non-Stick Board 10” x 7” (83440G)
Stay Fresh Multi Mat-Small (83363) Optional
Jem Petal Base-50g (JC150) or any white fat
Squires Edible Glue (59663)
Brush for gluing
Bone Tool from Cake Star Decorating Kit (0684797)
22 gauge Dark Green Florist Wire-Pack of 20 (1385G)
Stemtex Tape-Nile Green (1490N)
Colour Splash Food Colouring Powder-Matt-Blush (75116)
Step 1

Knead flower paste and add colour if required.

Make a hook on the end of a 22g wire and glue this into a small cone of paste. Allow to dry before making the rose.

Top Tip: If you are making a reasonably large rose, instead of making the centre cone with paste, use a polystyrene bud, available for that purpose. The rose will be much lighter to handle!

Step 2

Roll out paste very thinly. You may use Petal Base or white fat rubbed lightly on the board to prevent the paste sticking.  Use one of the five-petal cutters from the set, ensuring the petals are large enough to cover the cone, and cut out first shape.

Thin edges of all the petals with the bone tool.  Brush glue over base of petals and place petal one over the cone, and petal three opposite. These form the centre of the rose. Take petals two, four and five, and place around bud, overlapping.

Step 3

Cut out further five-petal shapes, work on one whilst keeping the spare ones under the Stay Fresh mat to prevent drying out. Thin the edges, glue and push the centre onto the wire.  Push up and stick to the under side of the cone. Stick petals around the outside of the rose, overlapping each petal in turn. Tweak the petals for a realistic look. Repeat with more five- petal shapes until you create the size of rose wanted. You may need to increase the size of cutter you use for the outer petals if a very large rose is required. Allow to dry.

Step 4

Enhance the finished look of the rose with edible dusting powder, into the centre and a little around the petal edges if wished. Tape the stem for a more realistic finish.

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