Many people have asked how I made these (It is tempting to say each petal was hand carved.. hee hee… naw I would never), but really, they’re easy peasy lemon squeezy to make. As long as you have the right tools. In this case I used the sunflower cutter tool to make the petals and a silicone mold to make the center of the flower.
You can use them with fondant, but I prefer making mine with either all gumpaste or, (more pocketbook friendly), half fondant and half gumpaste. I did add some white gel color, to brighten up the petals a bit; otherwise they looked somewhat cream colored. The next time I make some I’ll take pictures and post a wee tutorial, (*Update – Here’s the tutorial), but they really are simple to make. You basically roll out your sugarpaste and use the tool like you would a cookie cutter.
If you like, here’s a video on making the icing swirl too.
Have fun creating!
p.s. In case you’re wondering I used a #829 star pastry tip to pipe the icing.