How To: Make Edible Flowers
What You Need
Follow These Seven Easy Steps
Lightly dust a work surface with granulated sugar.
Take 3 gumdrops and flatten them out slightly with your thumb. Using a rolling pin, roll them out until they’re about ⅛-inch thick. If they start to stick, sprinkle them with a little more sugar.
Use a paring knife to cut each flattened gumdrop in half, creating 6 equal pieces.
Using your fingers, take a smaller half and roll it into a cylinder, pinching at one end. This will be the center of the flower.
Take the other pieces and use your fingers to press the edges, making them thinner. This will make them easier to attach. Then wrap each piece around the center piece, overlapping slightly and pinching at the base so they all stick together.
Bend some of the petals back to create a natural rose shape.
Use a paring knife to trim the bottom of your rose, forming a flat base to allow the flower to sit up on the cake. Place a
few on top of your frosted cake to make a pretty bouquet.
Tip: Use green gumdrops to create leaves for your rose.