During last three weeks I have attended a class at a friend’s candy and baking supply store. During the class we learned how to make Gum Paste flowers. I have attended Ann’s classes in the past. Working with gum paste is some what similar to working with fondant. However gum paste is more “forgiving”. Gum Paste once hardened, gum paste flowers can last for much longer time- for months if needed.
During the class we learned ho to make roses, cherry blossoms, baby’s breath, leafs, stephanotis, violets, forget me not flowers and daisies.
I was pleasantly surprised how realistic the gum paste flowers look. One of the trick I have learned is to make the petals for your flowers as thin as possible- it adds that extra realistic look.
Can’t wait for the follow up class where we will learn more advanced flowers. If you leave in New Jersey, consider attending one of the classes at Chocolate Belles in Brick. You won’t regret it!