Gumpaste is perfect for making flowers and leaves. It has the strength and elasticity to lets you ruffle, smooth and stretch it to make petals and flowers with a realistic look.
I’m still at beginner level but still proud of the results. Not too shabby.
The floristry tape got a bit manky here! Still, am getting there and learning more as I go along.
These little flowers are little more than a ball of gumpaste with a small flower shape (don’t know what they’re called but they’re on Amazon. Simply roll a small ball of gumpaste, dip a floristry wire into egg white (you can get powdered, pasteurised eggwhite on Amazon) or edible glue.
Roll out the gumpaste, cut a flower with the plunger tool, dab a tiny spot of edible glue or egg white onto the ball and press the flower out.
I have the stamens already and found that a set of hemostats I bought for making Tilda dolls come in very handy for placing tiny elements onto cakes and for forming the ridges of a poppy seed head.