Making Succulent Sugar Flowers

Making Succulent Flowers

making_succulent_flowers4I love seeing the succulent flowers in my parents garden, they are so unusual and each one is unique. This definitely inspired me to want to make succulent sugar flowers.

I have noticed recently that succulent flowers are becoming more and more popular with gardeners and cake making_succulent_flowers3decorators alike, with succulent flowers even featuring on Wedding Cakes.

Using seven of the FMM Cutters, some of which you may already have, you can make three beautiful types of succulent flowers.

Tools and Equipment

Succulent Sugar Flowers: One

Succulent Sugar Flowers: Two

Succulent Sugar Flowers: Three

Making succulent one

First you need to roll out your green flower paste to around 2mm in thickness on your non-stick mat. Then cut out one of each size of the FMM 5 Petal Rose Cutters (40mm,50mm and 65mm).
 
Next place the cut out Rose Petals onto your foam mat and using your Ball Tool soften the edges with the large end. To do this ensure that your ball tool is half on the edge of the petal and half on the foam pad. 
 

Roll a small ball of paste to make a bud that fits inside of the smallest of the 5 petal shapes. Then make a three way incision in the top of yourball using the knife and scriber tool.

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Then, place the smallest of the 5 petal shapes onto the non stick mat. Cut off one of the petals using the knife and scriber tool. Using a little water, wet the centre of your 4 petal flower shape and place the flower bud in the centre. Bring each of the petals up around the bud, overlapping each petal as your move around the bud. 
 
Next, wet the centre of the 50mm rose petal and place the bud and petals, in the centre of the 50mm rose petal shape. Pinch each of the petals with your thumb and forefinger to shape the petals. As before, bring up each of the petals to the centre and stick with a little water and overlap each petal. Repeat this process with the final rose petal leaf- 65mm
 
Place your succulent into the flower former. Then using small pieces of kitchen paper, separate the petals. Once the succulent has dried, dust the edges of the petals with your red blossom tint. 
 
Finally, boil some water in a saucepan and carefully wave your succulent flower over the top. This will help to blend in the blossom dust, ensuring you are careful not to burn yourself. 

Making succulent two

The first thing you will need to do is roll out your green flower paste to around 2mm in thickness on your non-stick mat. Cut out two of the smallest Bridal Lily Petals and then one of each size of the other two sizes. 
 
Next, place the cut out shapes onto your foam mat and using your Ball Tool soften the edges with the large end. To do this ensure that your ball tool is half on the edge of the petal and half on the foam pad. 
 
Roll a small ball of paste to make a bud that fits inside of the smallest of the 5 petal shapes. Then make a three way incision in the top of your ball using the knife and scriber tool.
 
Then, place the smallest of the Bridal Lily petal shapes onto the non stick mat. Cut off the three rounded petals using the knife and scriber tool.
Wet the individual petals with a little water approximately halfway down. Place the petals around the flower bud, overlapping each petal as you move around the bud. 
 
Place the largest of the Bridal Lily petals into your flower former and wet the centre. Stick the middle sized petal on the top and wet the centre with a little water. Finally stick the remaining small size petal shape and the bud in the centre with a little water. 
Use small pieces of kitchen towel to separate the petals until dry. Once dry dust the edges of the petals with your pink blossom dust.
 
Finally, boil some water in a saucepan and carefully wave your succulent flower over the top. This will help to blend in the blossom dust, ensuring you are careful not to burn yourself. 

Making succulent three

The first thing you will need to do is roll out your green flower paste to around 2mm in thickness on your non-stick mat. Cut out one of each size of the FMM Calyx Cutters.
 
Next, place the cut out shapes onto your foam mat. Using your Ball Tool drag the large end of the tool from the petal tip down to the centre of the shape. The petals should start to lift and the calyx should start to take shape. 
Place the smallest of the calyx shapes onto the non stick mat and cut off one of the petals using your scriber tool. Wet the centre of the now Making Succulent Sugar Flowersfour petal calyx shape and twist them together to form a spikey flower centre.
Next, place the largest of the calyx shapes into your flower former and wet the centre with a little water. Place the next sized calyx shape on top and add a little water to the centre. Finally, place your spikey centre on the top.
Use small pieces of kitchen towel to separate the petals until dry. Once dry dust the edges of the petals with your aubergine blossom dust.
 
Finally, boil some water in a saucepan and carefully wave your succulent flower over the top. This will help to blend in the blossom dust, ensuring you are careful not to burn yourself. 

 

For further help or to see how easy these succulent flowers are to make, have a look at this video tutorial by FMM

 

I love these Succulent Flowers and I can imagine how beautiful they would work on a Wedding Cake. Why not share your pictures of Succulent Sugar Flowers you have made on our Facebook Page.

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