I don’t know about you but I love Hydrangeas and for my mom’s birthday I decided they would be the perfect flower to complement the overall theme I was designing for her party. Hydrangeas are beautiful, soft, delicate flowers that come in bunches. They come in a gorgeous array of soft delicate colors.
Because Hydrangeas come in bunches I knew I couldn’t just make one of them to place on top of the cupcake but that there should be at least a few. Therefore, I decided to add three hydrangeas for every cupcake. Making these hydrangeas was not only fun but also relaxing and relatively simple to do.
List of items that you will need:
- Gum Paste
- Non-stick silicon mat
- Small rolling pin
- Hydrangea cutter and plunger (the plunger creates the veins, but you can also buy one without the plunger if you don’t want the veins)
- Pre-made hydrangea center buds (view how I made them click here)
- Edible glue
- Food color of choice
Roll out your gum paste as thin as possible and then use the Hydrangea cutter to cut out the flowers. I used the largest Hydrangea cutter that my set came with to do the cut outs. Cut out as many Hydrangeas as possible.
Apply a small amount of edible glue to the center of the Hydrangea.
Insert the toothpick with the Hydrangea bud through the center of the Hydrangea and let the petals fall over the bud.
Place this on a non-stick silicon mat to dry out a bit. The petals shouldn’t fall back down when you pick them up, but they shouldn’t be too stiff because they will break off.
Once the petals have dried out a bit pick up the stick and arrange the petals by hand so they overlap and stick out.
Let the Hydrangea dry out overnight and they will be ready for you to apply the petal dust.
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