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Quick Hibiscus Tutorial

I decided to create this very easy and simple tutorial to demonstrate an easier way (at least for me) of creating this flower rather than doing the petal by petal process and the outcome is just as stunning. Enjoy!

List of Materials

  • Rose petal cutter
  • gumpaste
  • ball tool
  • flower veiner
  • flower shaping dish or egg carton
  • floral wire
Roll out a piece of gum paste or fondant mixed with tylose and cut with the rose cutter Soften the edges with your ball tool Use a flower veiner to give texture to the petals. If you don't have a veiner you can use a toothpick or a fondant tool that is shaped like a fan
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Place the flower in a flower shaping dish. I use an egg carton and it works great. Use paper towel under the petals to keep them from drooping. Allow the flower to dry overnight or several days
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Roll out a piece of gum paste and insert floral wire. Allow it to dry overnight and glue to the center of the flower
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Color the flower by using your airbrush and petal dust. If you don't have an airbrush you can use the color mist cans available at the hobby or cake supply stores.

Comments (20)

Thanks. Can't wait to try these, they look beautiful!
love them! much simpler!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, i've tried the individual petal method and they've never really come together the way I wanted them to. I can't wait to try your MUCH easier method!! Thanks again!!
Thank you...this would be very helpful!!! :)
Thanks for sharing this
What brand rose petal cutter please?
This is great! Thanks for sharing.
thanks for sharing these.they really look beautiful.surely, i will try my hands on it
Lovely! I'm so intimidated by flowers, can't wait to try.
Hi! These are beautiful & I love the Hibiscus flower. I have a question, do you insert the floral wire after the flower has dried or before? The reason I ask is b/c if I were to insert wire into harden gumpaste, it'll crack (Been there & done it). Thanks!
This instructions are down to earth, txs 4 sharing.
I am so happy to hear this is a useful tutorial. Angelfire3, You are corrrect. You can use the floral wire to make a lttle hole in the center of the flower before it dries.
Question...do I have to use a bigger rose petal cutter or a certain size because the one I have I don't think will make flowers as big as this. :)
imnamor95, it all depends on the size of the cake. I've used both, large flower petal cutter and small as shown on the tutorial picture.
Beauiful! tnxs for sharing.
Thanks! http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2342398/hibiscus-flowers
This is great! I've always wanted to try one and now I can! Yay! 8D
can't wait to try them!
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice on ruffling the edges of my petals. I made the Nicholas lodge gumpaste and am having trouble thinning and ruffling. is it maybe to soft? I am using a plastic wilton ball tool but it worked okay for me when I did a practice run making petals with fondant. Any help would be appreciated as I have a wedding cake coming up and must make a bunch of hibiscus for it. Thank you in advance
My favorite flower, thank you for showing a simple way to accomplish great results.
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