Gum paste or sugar flowers don’t have to be complex and time consuming! In this free lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel walks you though creating beautiful hydrangea flowers with only a few simple tools. This quick technique is not only easy for beginning cake decorators to master, but can also be applied to a number of other styles of small sugar blossoms perfect for cupcakes or cakes.
Along the way, Rachael shares her tips and tricks on selecting the proper type of gum paste for your environment, preventing the gum paste from drying out or sticking to surfaces, avoiding cracks, and removing the flowers from silicone impression molds.
Once you have created your blossoms, it’s time to have some fun with shaping them and adding in the tiny centers. Rachael encourages you to use what you have to prop and dry the gum paste flowers in a variety of shapes. No fancy flower formers are needed! Finally, Rachael shows you that even the best cake designers break petals off or make mistakes—it’s all about how you handle those imperfections!
After you have created a handful of blossoms, head over to Coloring Sugar Flowers with Petal Dust to see how Rachael brings them to life with just a little color and a paint brush.