Tuesday, 2 February 2010

All filler, no killer.

I've been making 'filler' flowers for a sugar craft posy this evening, so I thought I'd share the technique.

Take a piece of Flower paste or modelling clay etc. if you're not making the flowers for a cake, and roll it into a pea sized ball.

Place the ball in your hand and roll your finger on one side until it looks a bit like a tiny egg.

Take a toothpick and stick it in the round side of the egg, then move it in an ever increasing circle so you end up with an opening.

Cut into this opening with a scissors, until you have 5 sections.

Pinch each section between your thumb and fore finger, you may have to tweak it slightly so they become rounded.

Take a paper covered wire and cut it to about 7cm. Make a hook at one end and dip it into edible glue.

Stick the wire through the centre of the flower and slide it down until the hooked end fits snugly. (It doesn't matter if you can see a tiny bit of green as this makes a more authentic looking flower.)

Take a stamen and cut the end off, dip it into edible glue and place it in the centre so you can just see the tip.

Place the stems in polystyrene/oasis so the flowers can dry overnight.

If you have any questions just ask! Enjoy ^_^

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