Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Cherry blossoms have always been associated with a new, fresh start, since they announce the arrival of spring every year, filling the surroundings with their breathtaking scent and delicacy. Despite their simplicity, they triumph among many other beautiful flowers and it’s not in vain that many cake artists give preference to these lovely little flowers when decorating a cake in a romantic style. Their dreamy petals featuring a soft pink hue can be irreplaceable decorative elements especially for a wedding cake or one designed for a girl’s birthday, for instance. Today, we want to present you an easy gumpaste cherry blossom flowers tutorial, following which even beginners can manage coming up with realistic tiny flowers that will take their simple cakes to a whole new artistic level!

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

How to Do Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers

To make cherry blossom flowers from gumpaste, you’ll need to have the following products and tools first:

• Light pink gum paste (or a white one and a pink gel food coloring)
• A cone modelling tool
• A leaf shaping modelling tool
• A rolling pin
• Paintbrushes
• A glue for cake decorating
• A paper floristry tape
• Edible powder colorings
• Flower shape cutter
• Flower 3D mould
• Pliers
• White and green floral wires

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Gum Paste/ Sugarpaste Recipe

The most important ingredient here is surely the gum paste. You can get it in any cake-decorating store or supermarket, however, if you prefer making it on your own, stick to the recipe presented below.


• 1 egg white
• 30ml/ 2 tbsp liquid glucose
• 625g icing sugar
• A little white vegetable fat
• A pinch of CMC (Carboxy Methyl Cellulose) powder


• Put the egg white and the liquid glucose into a bow. You need to use a warm spoon for the glucose.

• Start sifting the icing sugar into the bowl little by little, stirring the mixture until getting a thick paste.

• Dust the table with icing sugar and put the ready mixture on it. Start kneading the paste until getting a soft and smooth texture. If it turns out to be slightly dry, fold in a little vegetable oil and knead the paste again. If the paste turns out to be very soft, you need to add a bit more of the icing sugar.

• Store the paste in a food-grade polythene bag in a cool place at room temperature. Before using it, you need to knead it.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Step 1: If you have a ready pink gumpaste, you need to start rolling it out. However, if it’s white, you need to add a few drops of the edible coloring into it and knead it until getting a smoothly colored paste. Roll out the paste to a minimum thickness, since the flower petals are very delicate and the ones made of a thicker paste will look unrealistic.

Step 2: Using the flower shape cutter cut out several flowers. If you don’t have one, you can do it using a sharp knife.

Step 3: If you don’t have a flower 3D mould, you need to use the cone modelling tool to slightly ruffle the edges of the flower petals and then the leaf shaping modelling tool to give texture to the petals. However, if you have the flower 3D mould, simply place the flower into it, close it with the second end and gently press it, giving the ideal texture to the petals. Gently take out the flowers from the mould.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial
Step 4: Cut the green floral wires, take one and fold the tip of it with pliers. You then need to dip the folded tip into the edible glue. Make tiny dots from a white modelling paste and stick them to the folded tip of the floral wire.

Step 5: Take an edible red powder coloring and slightly dust the inner part of the flowers using a paintbrush. After this, you need to insert the green wire with the white dot attached to one of its end into the flower the way that the white dot appears in the center of the flower. Last but not least, make a small dot from a green gum paste and insert it into the same wire so that it stick to the back of the flower. You need to leave the flowers to dry out at room temperature, which may last a couple of days.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial
Step 6: Now, you need to make tiny leaves from a green gum paste. Again first you need to roll it out, and then cut out leaf shapes from it with a sharp knife. You can also use a leaf shape cutter, if you have one. Attach a green wire to its end and put it on a wavy flower former set letting it dry out.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial
Step 7: As your flowers and leaves are all ready, you need to gather them together into a bunch. Take the white floral wire, hold it a bit below the green floral wire with a flower on it and attach them together with a green paper floristry tape. Next place another flower at a bit lower level and continue attaching it to the white wire with the same floristry tape. This way, you need to attach all the flowers and leaves to each other in a random order, getting a bunch of cherry blossom flowers.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Last but not least, you can apply your bunch of cherry blossom flowers to your cake, transferring it into a real piece of art. With a few easy steps, you have managed to add a magic touch to your cake, turning it into a memorable sweet treat!

Cake Decoration by Cake Artist Narine from Dulces De Lilith

Don’t Miss: Cake Decorating Tutorial With Fondant

Recent Posts

Kylie Jenner’s BFF Jordyn Woods to Collab With Kylie Cosmetics

The queen of sought-after collaborations, Kylie Jenner, has yet another exciting makeup partnership up her sleeve. Her bestie, the curvy model Jordyn Woods announced some major news during BeautyCon LA. On Sunday, Kylie's BFF confirmed...

The First Gucci x Dapper Dan Collab Is Here

Ever since Alessandro Michele joined Gucci, he managed to transform a classy Italian fashion house into world’s most sought-after brand. Thanks to the numerous collaborations and the fresh viewpoint of the designer, we all desperately...

Britney Spears to Release Gender-Neutral Perfume

Fact: Britney Spears has been ruling the fragrance game way before Kim Kardashian. The reality star is now making millions in a single day when launching new fragrances, but she still can't beat the Queen...

Hottest Ways To Pull Off Ripped Jeans According To Celebs

Ripped jeans are one of the hottest pieces you can rock for summer. And celebrities are here to prove that - take a cue from these chic looks delivered by your favorite stars. Romee Strijd...

Lupita Nyong’o & Saoirse Ronan Front CK’s “Women” Fragrance Ads

Calvin Klein is releasing its first new fragrance in 13 years. Most of us swear on the brand's legendary scents like Eternity and Obsession that have been around for several decades. But under the helm...