Create this beautiful sugar peony in just 3 simple steps using the FMM Easiest peony cutter!

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You Will Need

Cake Star White Modelling Paste-100g (75001)
Culpitt Cake Decorating Sugarpaste Icing-Brilliant White-250g (74229)
Colour Splash Gel Food Colour of choice if required
FMM Easiest Peony and Leaf Cutter (81732)
Culpitt 9” Rolling Pin (84788)
PME Flower Foam Pad (84632)
Green Non-Stick Board 10” x 7” (83440G)
Cake Star Ball Tool (from set) (0684797)
Stay Fresh Multi Mat-Small (83363) Optional
Rainbow Dust Edible Glue (55427)
Brush for glueing
FMM Dab-a-Dust (86315) Optional

 

 

Step 1

For the paste, use equal quantities sugarpaste and Cake Star modelling paste together, or use sugar flower paste. Knead well and add colour if required. (Make the colour for the centre petals a darker shade, graduating to a paler shade for the outer petals). Make a ball of paste which, when measured against a petal in the small cutter, fits well inside it. Then elongate the ball slightly.

Step 2

 

Roll paste out very thinly and cut out two shapes with the smaller cutter, and two shapes with the larger cutter. Working on the smaller pieces first, thin the petal edges all round with either the ball tool, or the end of the rolling pin. Then using either of these tools, ball each petal to curve inwards – do this along one side, then turn paste over and ball the second side. This will ensure that all the petals curve inwards the same way!

Step 3

Brush a line of glue along the length of the paste just above the centre. Fold in half lengthwise and brush another line of glue along the bottom edge. Roll up around the ball, starting the roll as tightly as possible. Take the second small piece and repeat the process. Repeat with the two larger pieces. This will give you a reasonably large peony, but you may add more pieces until you have the size required. Leave to dry.

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