Friday, May 27, 2011

Cherry Blossoms are blooming

I believe it is past cherry blossom season,
but I finally had the chance to make
them and create these lovely branches.

Gumpaste Cherry Blossoms

When I make flowers for the first time I like to make a few so I can get the hang of it and perfect them. Since I needed many little flowers to create one branch it took me a while longer as I needed so many. I made open ones, partially opened and buds..

I often think about taking pictures as I make them but then as I begin I forget all about it till after they are all complete.. Luckily I had a chance to take some pictures of the process. It is the same as most flowers rolling the gumpaste very thin, cutting out the petals, softening them, adding texture, shaping them, laying them to dry, dusting them with dusting powder and finally assembling and arranging them. It is a long process, but for me well worth it. I intend to make more but don't know when with all the sugar flowers I have on my list I want to make.

I hope you enjoy looking at them
as much as I enjoyed making them.
Please give me any feedback for next time

I found using pink thread made delicate stamens for the flower

Making the center of the gumpaste cherry blossom

using the handy 5 petal cutter

Threading the gumpaste 5 petal flower on the stamens

Soften the petals while adding texture

Drying the gumpaste flower

The finished gumpaste cherry blossoms


  1. WoW! Amazing! Thanks for sharing how you make these beautiful and delicate blossoms Shaile.
    Beth Lassoff

  2. WOW! I was really amazed that the blossoms in the photos were gumpaste flowers. They look so real. So beautiful! I love the color of the blossoms you made. Oh Shaile, you are so right!
    Cherry blossoms are not just pink but rather delicately pale pink just like yours! I can see buds and some blossoms are in a little different shape. Such distinctive inventions make the whole work really great! And thanks for sharing how you make them.

  3. Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial Shaile! I have a cherry blossom wedding cake end of this year. Looks like i have to stock up on 5 petal cutters of various sizes...And also thanks for sharing the way you make the stamens. Its a lot of work!