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Gum Paste Sakura Flowers

Are you looking for some Japanese-inspired flowers for your wedding cake? If so, the Sakura blossom will be the perfect delicate touch - click here to learn how to make them out of Satin Ice gum paste.




Supplies:

  • Satin Ice Gum Paste - light pink, brown
  • Floral tape - green and brown
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Veining tool
  • Blossom dust
  • Paintbrush
  • 24 gauge wire
  • Blossom cutter
  • Glue

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  • Cut, vein, wire and thin the edges of 5 petals made from light pink gum paste.
  • Wrap 10 yellow stamens together with floral tape on a 20-gauge wire.
  • Use floral tape to attach each petal to the blossom center that was made in step 2.
  • Continue wrapping the other petals for a total of 5.

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  • Dust the center of the finished blossom with a medium pink petal dust.

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  • Wrap the wires of the blossom center and petals together with brown floral tape to create the look of a branch.
  • Next, cut and wrap various pieces of 24-gauge wire with brown floral tape.
  • Combine two wrapped pieces of wire (different lengths), bend them into a natural position and wrap them together with brown floral tape.
  • Continue to add more pieces of wrapped wire to create a realistic branch.Bend the stem of the blossom and wrap the stem onto the branch with brown floral tape.

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To learn how to make the bud (image above) and to finish the Sakura branch - click here

 

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