Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gum paste Margarita flower Tutorial

I L  O V E tutorials! But specially if they are made by other bloggers, maybe because I'm a little lazy you might say ;) .  Please omit the lazy part, not a very nice thing to say about my self. ;)  Here I made a gum paste margarita which are sooo easy to make and they look beautiful on cupcakes, as cake toppers and if you make them smaller you can use them on mini cupcakes, petite fours and even cake pops.

Material Needed:
Gum paste (the colored desired)
Margarita cutter
small powder sugar bag ( made out of handi wipes)

As you can see in the photo I took a piece of gum paste and massaged it and powdered some of the sugar that is in the small handi wipe pouch on the table so the gum paste do not stick to the table when rolled out.  Roll out the gum paste and with the margarita cutter just cut it out.

 After cutting out the margarita just lay it on flower mold or on apple cartons that are round and big just like this foam mold.
Now while its drying just take another small piece of paste and color it the color you desire your center to be.  Roll out a small ball and with a small spatula make crisscross lines on it and let it dry. 

You can make it with double petals by making 2 and glue them together and they would look like this...
I love this margaritas and you can make them in all sizes and colors. Below I posted the recipe I use for my flowers, if you have any questions just leave a mi a comment or email me.
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Rapid Gum Paste 
1 egg white (large)
1 1/2 cup of powder sugar (10x)
3 teaspoons of Tylose powder
1 tsp of Crisco for hands

Beat egg white a bit with mixer and then add powdered sugar and make like a medium soft royal icing then add the tylose and beat just a little.  You'll see the difference because it will turn stiffer. Remove from mixer and pour some more sugar on table and scrape out the mass from the bowl. Put some crisco on hands so the mass does not stick to your hands while massaging.   Keep massaging and adding powdered sugar until it does not stick to table or hands. After finishing put it in a plastic bag or zip lock bag and store in the fridge for 24hrs and when not using so it doesn't dry out.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial and please let me know how it turned out for you. Happy flower making!! :))