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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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



  • 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.


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


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