Gumpaste Gerbera Flower Tutorial

Gumpaste flowers are one of the cutest and most delicate ways of decorating a cake. Knowing various techniques of making your favorite flowers from sugarpaste can give you the freedom of creativity to come up with the most lovely cake designs ever. Making gerbera flowers from gumpaste is perhaps the easiest method of adding a bright and fun touch to your special occasion cakes, since very little effort and sugarcraft skills are required even from the beginner to make some. In case you still can’t imagine how to make gerberal flowers from modelling paste, check out our simple gumpaste gerbera flower tutorial and practice to make it perfect!

Gumpaste Gerbera Flower Tutorial

How to Make Gumpaste Gerbera Flowers

What you will need to make gumpaste gerbera flowers is:

• Gumpaste in pastel pink and white colors (or any other two colors you like)
• Edible gum glue
• Small fondant rolling pin
• A small fine brush and a paintbrush
• Red petal dust
• A leaf shaping modelling tool
• Three different sizes of daisy flower cutters
• Flower former

Gumpaste Gerbera Flower Tutorial

Step 1: Start rolling out the ready colored gumpaste as thinly as possible. In case you don’t have a colored gumpaste, add a few drops of gel food coloring to the white one and knead it well until you get the smooth color. You can pick any colors you like, since gerbera flowers come in various shades, including yellow, orange, pink, red, etc. We have picked a light pastel pink hue for our gerbera flowers.

Step 2: Use the largest daisy flower cutter and cut out two large flowers. You need the press the cutter firmly on the gumpaste and then invert it to a clean workingsurface and gently press the embosser down to release the gumpaste flower. The same way, you need to cut two flowers using the medium daisy flower cutter and three small flowers using the smallest cutter.

Step 3: Now, take a bit of white gumpaste, knead it well and press it against a small round flower texturizer to get the ideal shape of the flower center. In case you don’t have such a texturizer, you can roll a ball and gently press it against a metal sieve. Dust the texturized surface of the ball with a bit of red powder coloring.

Gumpaste Gerbera Flower Tutorial
Step 4: Place the largest flower on the flower former. Dust it with the same red powder coloring. Using the small fine brush, brush the central part of the flower with a tiny amount of gum glue. In case you don’t have gum glue, you can use water instead. Now, place the next big flower on the glued one the way that the petals don’t coincide, but rather cover the free spaces. The same way you need to dust the central part of this flower with red coloring and add a bit of glue, sticking the next two medium flowers, and then one of the smallest one, dusting and adding glue for each one.

Step 5: Take two of the remaining smallest flowers and flatten their petals with the leaf shaping modelling tool. Again dust the central part of the flower with a bit of red coloring, add some gum glue and place the flower center on it. Using a small sharp knife, fold the flower petals covering the edges of the flower center. Next, dust the next small flower, add some glue to it and the same way fold the petals, making sure you cover the free spaces.

Step 6: Last but not least, take this flowery ball and stick it to the center of the flower. Dust the ready gerbera flower with some edible glitter and you are done! You can make as many flowers as you like the same way. You need to leave all the gerbera flowers dry overnight or maybe a bit longer, only after which you can use it as a decoration for your cake.

Gumpaste Gerbera Flower Tutorial

Agree that it’s super easy to make your bridal or birthday cake stand out and look more artistic by simply making such gumpaste gerbera flowers!

Flower Sugarcraft by Cake Artist Narine from Dulces De Lilith

Don’t Miss: Gumpaste Lily of the Valley Tutorial

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Flowers Tutorial

Recent Posts

Elevate Your Winter Denim Game With Ripped Jeans

Jeans are a girl’s best friend. Whenever ladies don’t know what to wear, their favorite denim pieces are here to save them. In winter most of us are sad that we have to give up...

Selena Gomez x Puma En Pointe Collection

Selena Gomez stars in her second campaign for the famous sportswear brand Puma. After becoming their ambassador in September 2017, the singer launched her first official campaign for the Phenom sneaker in November. And now for...

Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss Reunited for Kim Jones’s Last Louis Vuitton Show

It has been a while since a designer convinced the legendary Kate Moss to go back on the runway. Her last official walk was at Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 women’s show. Five years later, the...

Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection

One of the advantages, when you're a daughter of an infamous pop singer, is that your father can entertain the guests at any party you host. Stella McCartney got her dad Paul McCartney up on...

Nike’s “The 1 Reimagined” Collection Is All About Female Empowerment

The sneaker industry is finally becoming more inclusive for women's designs. Over the past few years, sneakers became a must-have item in every fashionista’s closet. Fashion influencers started including them in every one of their...