I used rose petal cutters to make this beautiful gumpaste ranunculus, but had to make at least 10 of them to get a right look.
I think this flower is the most tricky one so far and is a lot of work to make , but it's so worth it to try! :D
Please see"Cake Journal" Louise's how to make a gumpaste peony part 1 to make this center peony,CLICK HERE.
Louise made 3 layers at her part 1 tutorial, but I made 5 layers instead and then let them dry overnight. 2 small petals for the 1st layer 6 small petals for the 2nd layer 6 medium petals for the 3rd layer 5 large petals for the 4th layer 5 large petals for the 5th layer
Make 10 of the largest petals with floral wires and then let them dry on an apple tray for overnight.
Using floral tapes to attach the 5 wired petals for the 6th layer.
After the 6th layer,
Using floral tapes to attach another 5 wired petals for the 7th layer.
After the 7th layer, finished look.
Beautiful closed peony! :)
I will show you how to make wired petals next time and please visit my previous post for the supplies,HERE.