How to Make Sugar Gum Paste Flowers : Making a Rose Cone with Gum Paste

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In this clip I'm going to show you how tomake a cone which is the base for making our rose.

Now there's two different ways to dothis.

This is a cone that's made up of all gum paste.

It takes about 24 hours to dry.

So we're going to start by making that one first.

What you need is your wire and we justmake a little hook at the end of the wire there, just like that.

I have some gum pastein the size of about a large grape.

Just warm it up a bit in our hands.

After it's in thatI roll it into a cone shape,just by adding pressure to one side of the ball, picking up and pinching it.

Then I'mgoing to bring in my egg white and dip this little hook that I've created into the eggwhite and insert it into the center, under the cone.

I'm going to pinch around the basethere, so it hangs onto the wire and set that aside to dry.

Now, these you'll need to makeahead of time, because I said they'll take about 24 hours to dry.

That's one of the basesfor your rose.

The other one that we make is called the floral tape bud.

By making oneof these the center doesn't have to dry as much.

So we start by using our floral tapeand wrapping around 10 times, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten.

Then, you don't really need the clippers to do that, you just bend it down, fold it overand then wrap.

Just like you would cover a stem, you're going to go around 15 times.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,fifteen and then kind of taper it down your stem.

Finish off by finishing your stem.

Wetake about the same size of gum paste, roll it into a cone, dip your floral bud, floraltape bud into the egg white and insert that up the center.

You've got to work this a littlebit more because you're making a hollowed space in there.

But you pinch the end justlike you did the other one.

These dry in a couple of hours as opposed to overnight.

Set that one aside to dry and that's how youmake your cone for the base of your rose.

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