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|
Threading the gumpaste 5 petal flower on the stamens
Drying the gumpaste flower
The finished gumpaste cherry blossoms